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reply RazvanN <razvan.nitu1305 gmail.com> writes:
Looks like D has managed to make programs safer... malicious 
programs that is.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
Feb 02
next sibling parent reply Paulo Pinto <pjmlp progtools.org> writes:
On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 11:46:39 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Looks like D has managed to make programs safer... malicious 
 programs that is.

 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
See there was no issue having a GC. :)
Feb 02
parent Paolo Invernizzi <paolo.invernizzi gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 12:47:36 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
 On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 11:46:39 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Looks like D has managed to make programs safer... malicious 
 programs that is.

 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
See there was no issue having a GC. :)
ehehehehe ;-P
Feb 02
prev sibling next sibling parent Guillaume Piolat <first.last gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 11:46:39 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
Well, I hope they used safe :)
Feb 02
prev sibling next sibling parent reply user1234 <user1234 12.de> writes:
On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 11:46:39 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Looks like D has managed to make programs safer... malicious 
 programs that is.

 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
I hope that the signatures wont wrongly affect phobos and druntime. That's a risk when everything is statically linked (which seems to be the case here as a comment mentions that the malware size is 32 mb).
Feb 02
parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Tue, Feb 02, 2021 at 01:34:35PM +0000, user1234 via Digitalmars-d wrote:
 On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 11:46:39 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Looks like D has managed to make programs safer... malicious
 programs that is.
 
 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
I hope that the signatures wont wrongly affect phobos and druntime. That's a risk when everything is statically linked (which seems to be the case here as a comment mentions that the malware size is 32 mb).
The bad thing about this is that antivirus software may start labelling D programs as malware because they may latch on to phobos/druntime fragments as identifiers for this ransomware. :-( T -- Famous last words: I *think* this will work...
Feb 02
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Rumbu <rumbu rumbu.ro> writes:
Here it is the killer app the D language needed.
Feb 02
next sibling parent Imperatorn <johan_forsberg_86 hotmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 14:12:26 UTC, Rumbu wrote:
 Here it is the killer app the D language needed.
😂
Feb 02
prev sibling parent Dukc <ajieskola gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 14:12:26 UTC, Rumbu wrote:
 Here it is the killer app the D language needed.
And there can be no doubt that whoever wrote it was a real D hacker.
Feb 03
prev sibling parent sarn <sarn theartofmachinery.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 11:46:39 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
 Looks like D has managed to make programs safer... malicious 
 programs that is.

 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
I guess it's a good language to use if you're in that business: easy to churn out code cheaply; easy to get low-level access when you need it. I cross-posted to the D subreddit, BTW: https://old.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/lbh8gb/vovalex_is_likely_the_first_ransomware_written_in/?
Feb 02