RE: [OT] Even viruses are now i18n!

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 09:05:49 EDT

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    Antoine Leca wrote:
    > The virus cannot have any knowledge of a language code. And
    > much less of the language used by its next victim...

    It sends e-mails to addresses stolen from the previous victim's address
    list, so it can analyze the top-level domain of these addresses (".it",
    ".fr", etc.). Although, strictly speaking, these domains normally correspond
    to *country* codes, they are a pretty good hint of the language of the next

    _ Marco

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