[Dshield] Time limits on virii

Carboni, Chris ccarboni at azerty.com
Sat Feb 28 23:35:49 GMT 2004


Ok, so I'm sitting here reading about Bagle.D and notice that this worm,
like many others is set to deactivate after a certain date, March 14th, 2004
in this case.

So let me ask this.  If I'm a virus writer, why would I want my bug to
deactivate after a certain date?  What's the advantage to me?  What purpose
does deactivating fulfill?

~Chris




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