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"HTML" Virus and Script Viruses
From Max on 28 November '98
It's actually a Visual Basic script virus, and one more reason
to keep using lower level browsers until the security holes
in the new versions are found and plugged.

"HTML Virus Can Be Cured"

Technology News from Wired News -- "Virus Thrives on HTML"

Central Command - AntiViral Toolkit Pro has a number of announcements on
their page at:

including one about a VB script virus and, just above that one, the

"Central Command announces the discovery of the first HTML virus."

On a related note, Data Fellows has a mention of:
"Data Fellows' Virus Information Pages: StrangeBrew -- Java Virus"

And Central Command warns of new (as of 10/31/98) script virus
"WinScript.Rabbit" that finds and over-writes scripts with itself.
When a web browser executes the virus from the remote web server, the virus infects all files
in the local web browsers cache and copies them to the computers desktop, since the default
directory is the computers desktop. When this happens the desktop becomes filled with icons
from the infected scripts.
The virus can operate under all versions of Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT if the
Microsoft Scripting Host is installed.

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