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Posted on 19-12-02, 09:19 am
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Today I came across https://www.wicar.org/ which aims to be like the old EICAR anti-virus test file. In their own words:

The name "WICAR" is derived from the industry standard EICAR anti-virus test file, which is a non-dangerous file that all anti-virus products flag as a real virus and quarantine or act upon as such.

By being able to execute a test virus program safely, the end user or network administrator can ensure that the anti-virus software is correctly operating (without utilising a real virus which may damage the system should the anti-virus software fail to function).


That makes a lot of sense! There's a lot of malware-filtering tools, and it's good to have a harmless test site for them, for all the same reasons it's useful to have a harmless test "virus".

The wicar.org website contains actual browser exploits, therefore, regardless of search engine, web browser, filtering appliance or desktop anti-virus product you use, it should be marked as malicious.


what

I thought you said "harmless"!

The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
Posted on 19-12-02, 11:27 am (revision 1)
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They are indeed harmless:
We have tested all the modules in our lab and confirmed them as working. Your mileage may vary however, depending on software version, configuration changes, service pack, operating system release and processor architecture, and may result in either:
* Your browser exiting and opening the Windows calculator (vulnerable). [demonstration video - youtube]
* Your browser opening the file and nothing happens (patched / immune).
* Your browser displaying an error message or crashing (vulnerable but your system does not match the correct exploit conditions).


There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
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you need to wake up michael