Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Back from EICAR ...

I'm back from EICAR for a week now and it seems that I'm so terribly busy that I could not do a nice writeup about the EICAR conference ... well be patient and have a look at Virus Bulletin magazine June issue where I will publish a conference report. Just a this moment my Belgian friend blogger Didier Stevens was blogging about our EICAR test file. He really likes to play with it in a lot of ways. Now he seems to be publishing a PDF document with an embedded EICAR test file (eicar.txt). This PDF document has also an annotation with a JavaScript action linked to it. Clicking the annotation will export the embedded eicar.txt file to a temporary folder and launch the default editor for .txt files.
eicar.pdf contains only ASCII characters, so you can use Notepad to see what he did. He asks you also to guess what he did... read more at
http://blog.didierstevens.com/2008/05/20/quickpost-eicarpdf/ .