[Esd-l] xmascottage.shs

Howard Lowndes lannet at lannet.com.au
Mon Dec 24 13:32:00 PST 2001

I think that any AV company that became known as being selective about
what it detected would be committing corporate suicide.  I really do not
believe the stories about McAfee agreeing to not detect the rumoured FBI's
"Magic Lantern".

On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, Brett Glass wrote:

> At 01:47 PM 12/24/2001, Dan Riley wrote:
> >The one copy we've intercepted had text and some other attachments
> >that did not look at all virusy.  'strings' on xmascottage.shs seemed
> >to show it to be Crimbo.exe, a Flash christmas card that made the
> >rounds last year.
> "Crimbo?" That sure sounds more like the name of a worm or virus than
> that of a legitimate program.
> >  I'm rather suspicious of it being packed up as a
> >scrap object, but NAV didn't recognize it as anything in particular.
> Maybe it's "Magic Lantern," which McAfee recently pledged NOT
> to detect. :-(
> --Brett
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