Hackszine Screencast: Infect Your Computer on Purpose

Last week, Hackszine fielded a reader request to come up with a way to infect a computer without letting too much heck break loose. This procedure was so much fun that we decided to use it for our first Hackszine screencast. Check it out for a little surprise near the end: I managed to sneak the test malware past the virus protection, but it kicked in as soon as I tried to actually run it.

If you’d like to see a higher-resolution version of the video, give the iPod (640×480) version a whirl.


  • Reader Request: Make Sure Your Anti Virus is Working — Link
  • Cygwin — Link
  • Avast! — Link
  • EICAR test file — Link

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