to the future what can we expect from the java class file?
At the current point
in time the jdk 1.2 beta 4 is in public release. I haven't taken a look
at it yet (Ed: because I really couldn't give a stuff) but I am sure that
the java class file specification will not change so the Strange Brew Virus
should still work regardless.
The flexibility that
java offers means that it would be relatively simple to extend the simple
java virus presented here to infect inside zip and jar archives, and produce
a wide range of payloads from graphical to network exploits.
Java viruses need not
only be written in java, the java assembly language may also be used. As
well as any other language, a remarkable virus would be a PE infector that
infects class files and vice-versa.
There may be future issues
of this document which cover new areas of java platform viruses, however,
no promises are being made.
Until next time remember,
The best you can expect
is to avoid the worst.
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