Question about viruses/security, out of curiosity.

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  1. kingcobweb

    kingcobweb New Member

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    Okay, so I see a lot on security sites that they talk about X virus and they're trying to find out who did it, and they said X thing in the comments...
    How did they get the source code of the virus, even with the comments still in it? Couldn't they use the same technique to get source code for anything?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    If it's written in something like VBS, which is a scripting language, then the source is the virus. However, if it's a compiled binary then it may be decompilable, but you wouldn't get the comments back since compilers ignore comments entirely.
     
  3. MrMan

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    Sometimes, the virus programmer themselves spread the source code around anonymously. Many times, they like to brag or want some type of recognition. It is why most get caught.
     

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