More Worm and Virus Source Code

From Wormblog reader Adli Abdul W., more virus and worm source code. The Neworder site contains links to the virus source code for Melissa, ILOVEYOU, and other mass mailers and traditional viruses. Note that these are for educational purposes only, are detected by any decent AV engine, and use only on a testbed network you have the authority to use.

So, what can you do with these sorts of things? You can set up a research lab that tests, for example, your detection algorithms and implementations. If you're developing a plugin to a mail client or even a mail server, this can be an invaluable aid in your testbed. If you're testing a new AV signature engine, this is also useful. While the worms themselves aren't all that complex, the techniques they used are still around.