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Virus Payloads - History and Payload Mentality

DCA E-zine #1 (html)
September 2004

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Through time, virii had been designed for a purpose. This purpose has been often fullfilled by their payloads,ranging from an annoying system notice to destructive,high damage provoking data losses. One thing is certain: payloads many times are a symbol of the coder's attitude versus virii and regarding coding technique itself. There is no good purpose to format 1000 innocent hdds, neither good purpose to submit your hard study and work to AV, to give them more money.

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