Re: Infecting the KaZaA network?

From: Alun Jones (
Date: 02/08/02

Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 13:58:52 -0600
To: GertJan de Leeuw <>
From: Alun Jones <>

At 08:51 AM 2/8/2002, GertJan de Leeuw wrote:
>So the only way somebody can infect the network is ,
>injecting the first compiled version of a new
>distibution (but that is hardly impossible)

Not necessarily, one could simply find a portion of the original program
that is overspecified, or a feature that most people don't use, and write
your code into that space. If the code you replace is small enough, it'll
likely fit into a convenient block boundary, such that your code will
either be downloaded or not, and you really don't necessarily care about
infecting the whole network.


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