If you are puritan or do not like four letter words, you are pleased in your own interes to skip this article. It may cointain examples of bad language and lewdness etc ...
As i bought in my favourite book store book titled "Modern computer viruses - basics, prevention, protection" i was really pleased. But this feeling didn't last more than few hours. As i red each further page,i became such a strange feeling. As i have substantial part of the book red already elsewhere.
This czech book, titled "Moderni pocitacove viry ....", written by Josef Jaluvka, is divided in two parts. First part is the usual crap like what virus is and what it does, defines type of viruses and etc... Second part, in my humble opinion the substantial, is the crutial part of this book. It is quit detailed guide to write viruses. But ... I mentioned before my strange feeling bout this book. And this second part has brought the proves.
About 50 % of this book is ripped from various zines, mostly from VLAD's, 40hexes, NuKe Journals, but also from serious hardcopy publications which are copyright protected. But this author, son of the bitch gives not only one fucking credit for stoling the text, schemes and sources. Asshole ! Cock sucking motherfucker ! Fucking lamer ! DIE !!!!!!!!!
As i told it to some people, which work was stolen, they were really angry. Just one example for all ...
One former member of vx underground, now retired, was really ungry . I was asked not to publish his name and his opinion. But just to ilustrate his pleasure, i put here anonymous some of his opinionz.... and im not surprised...these books are all shit anyway
On some other place in the book that 'author' is really without any shame. He just ripped series of articles, originally published in elite hardcopy slovak magazine, PC Revue. Even the schemes are the same ...
I guess, if the true author of that part in book 'll read this (and I know he 'll because he is an AV sucker working for some company producingr avir iCÓ), he 'll prosecute that lamer Jaluvka for copyright violation. I hope he 'll request at least 1,000,000 for that violation. So, i wish you to lost that case, Mr. Jaluvka ....
[ To the reputable unnamed dude .... I can contact you to really kick the ass layer. Just mail me to our e-mail adress at hotmail. ]
Just to ilustrate some of really valuable information in the book, imagine this. On page 202, chapter 5.1 "Pasivni obrana" - Passive protection, Jaluvka describes how the authorz 're trying make it heavier to AVerz. One of these counter - measures should be code optimalization. And he gives some excellent xsamplez in table.
In book two, chapter one, Jaluvka describes some toolz, necessary to fight (and write) computer viruses. He describez Techhelp! 4.0, some deep-inside-DOS books,sourcer, AFD pro, Turbo Debugger, Qaid analyser and ... that's all folk :) He has no idea, that some Ralph Brown's Interupt list exist (every good FTP site or BBS has it), that some Soft-Ice debugger is on the nearest warez site, and ofcos, that there is a shitload of virus zines. But, maybe, this omision is just purpous ?
Although the book cointains couple of useless crap and some really screwing mistakes, it could be used as a quit good tute to code viruses. But I think, that is not the thingy the author wanted.
But people, if you are publishing some stuff, do not forget to include that funny C in brackets. Just by putting (C)opyright 1997 by your_name_here you should be protected. And of cos, in case of copyright violation you can prosecute the bastard.
This article is (C)opyright, (c)opyleft 1997 by The Ziggy Zag and was written just and only for the bombastic issue #1 of the *-zine.