Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Matlab virus reported

Security specialists F-Secure are reporting the existence of a functioning Matlab virus known as "Bagoly".

This is a harmless proof of concept virus that replicates itself into all of the infected users Matlab ".m" files. It does little to hide its presence and so should be easy to detect and remove and Symantec added it to their virus files within 24 hours.

However, proof of concept code is likely to be modified by others with more malicious intentions, making the sharing of models and computations in Matlab much more dangerous than it was before.

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