Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Jun 10 00:58:51 EDT 2008

"Leichter, Jerry" <leichter_jerrold at emc.com> writes:

>Speculation about this kind of attack has made the rounds for years. It
>appears the speculations have now become reality.

It's not speculation, encryption virii have been around for at least ten
years, although the encryption used was pretty crude and easily broken.  Even
this particular variant (public-key encryption) is hardly new, if it's a
PGPCoder derivative then it'd be at least two years old.


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