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Comment Re:This should be the death of Capcom (Score 1) 25

You do understand, I hope, that anitivirus and OS can't do jack against something the user wants to install, despite any and all warnings, yes? Which is, by the way, the way it SHOULD be, because the opposite is way worse: The OS deciding what I may and what I may not install on a computer I allegedly own.

Comment Re:I have a out of this world solution (Score 1) 50

This is rather odd, considering how manual malware reverse engineering works. Usually when you get a sample to dissect, you already know that it's a bogey. So it not doing what it's supposed to do is a quick way to become even more interesting, and finding that reason shouldn't take a good AV researcher more than an hour, tops.

It also doesn't really add to the complexity of the analysis, creating/copying a handful of documents into your VM isn't that big a deal, what you'll probably do is to clean up, copy the files in, create a new base image and run from there. The delay this would cause is minimal.

This as a hurdle for human researchers makes rather little sense, to be honest.

Comment Re:Superdistribution of Content (Score 1) 183

Generally it's from some stupid millennial, or the mouthpiece of a social networking company that offers a messaging feature that, for all intents and purposes, is email (except with centralization, censorship, advertising and data-mining). What they really mean is "we wish email were dead, so everyone would be forced to become one of our users and we could become the new defacto email".


Comment Re: But not climate change research (Score 2) 58

If your paper confirms climate change, you are more likely to get funding.

If your paper confirms that GMOs are as safe as mother's milk, you are also more likely to get funding. Also, if your study shows that vaccines are safe, you are more likely to get funding.

Are those examples of confirmation bias too?

Comment Re:Stupid comments aside... (Score 2) 50

Viruses. In English, at least. In Latin, it would be vira. Third declination, not second.

And while I can at least understand that people who don't understand Latin but somehow learned that -us becomes -i in plural (yes, if it's 2nd and masculine instead of neuter), where the fuck does that second "i" come from?

Comment Re:I have a out of this world solution (Score 2) 50

Brilliant. Pure genius. Nobody ever could come up with this idea.

No, but seriously. The point is that this thwarts automatic detection tools. Of course, if a human is examining the malware, he will dissect it and analyze it and quickly realize that it counts documents. The automated tool will only notice that it does ... well, nothing.

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