Thursday, June 01, 2006

It's a good thing virus writers are idiots.

Slashdot | Extortion Virus Code Cracked

Part of my job is to ensure that the network at my company remains secure. I follow security mailing lists and various other things to keep abreast of security threats. The above "extortion-ware" was something that scared the shit out of me when I first heard of it.

Thankfully, the idiot who wrote it didn't follow good programming practice and left the password unencrypted in the code. The article has the password, but if you're too damn lazy, it is:


Have fun.