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Hardware Damage: There has been much debate about whether viruses, or any other software, can cause physical harm or 'damage' to computer hardware. Most claims that such is possible turn out to be one of three kinds - appeals to ancient and usually badly documented stories of hardware destroyed by software shenanigans, accelerated wear and tear, and misunderstanding the difference between damaging hardware and trashing software stored in some form of (semi-)permanent storage. There are several reports of ancient hard drives that (reputedly) had no sanity checking in their control mechanisms. The usual claim is that such drives could be taken out of service (even 'destroyed') by directing the drive to seek for a cylinder (track) past the last physical cylinder location. Stories also persist about early PC monitors that could have internal electronic components 'fried' (even setting the monitor on fire if left long enough) by programming the display adapter to use out of specification frequencies for the monitor. A variation on the latter is the 'blow up a monitor by stopping the guns from scanning so they bombard a continuous beam at one tightly focused spot' claim. Similar stories and speculation exist about 'overusing' a device. These include claims that certain (usually unspecified and ancient) monitors could be damaged by various means or rendered 'practically unusable' via accelerated phosphor burn and the like. Notions of wearing disks out quickly by repeatedly seeking back and forward between the very first and last cylinders and repeatedly updating the contents of CMOS RAM or EEPROMs or Flash memory are also common. These first two kinds of stories are pretty much relegated to the scrap heaps of history now, but another type of claim has recently had quite an airing. The CIH virus renders a PC unusable by re-flashing the flash memory chip holding the BIOS. The routine in CIH effectively trashes the BIOS. However, although it leaves the machine unusable (and often leaves the mainboard effectively irreparable) this is not an example of software damaging hardware. The hardware is all still fully functional, but just happens to be built into a bad design that prevents the (economical) return of the system to a working state. For the user faced with a mainboard replacement because a virus payload triggered, this may seem like splitting hairs, but there is a clear technical distinction between the CIH virus rendering a poorly designed system board irreparable and software damaging hardware.

Heuristic Detection: Apart from precise identification of known viruses, scanners can (and do) employ various forms of less-precise detection. The essential idea behind such heuristic detection mechanisms is to relax the detection rules somewhat, detecting code that is almost bound to be indicative of virus infection (or other forms of malware functionality) and at the same time very unlikely to be seen in 'innocent' programs. For example, various kinds of unusual settings in the headers of PE (Windows 32-bit executable) files may be strongly indicative of virus-related 'tampering'. If it is also known that such 'odd' headers are never produced by any PE compiler/linker combinations, detecting such things and flagging the files to the user as 'suspicious' may be a good heuristic for detecting certain kinds of new PE infecting virus that the scanner does not yet detect as a known virus. Similarly, code analysis of a VBA macro can, in most cases, quickly and reliably determine whether the macro has code that copies itself to other documents and templates. However, that alone is not sufficient as a macro virus heuristic as it is common for legitimate macro programs to have installation routines that are themselves macros that copy other macros around. The designer of a good heuristic macro virus detector will attempt to prevent raising false positive alarms on such macro installation packages by requiring the heuristic detector to find more than just code that copies a macro to a global template (the usual installation location for such macro programs). Careful tuning of the importance (or 'weight') attached to various virus-like features can greatly reduce the rate of such false positives. An approach that combines positive and negative heuristics is generally considered best. A positive heuristic is a programmatic feature the scanner considers increases the likelihood it is looking at a virus and a negative heuristic is a feature that reduces that likelihood. Often scanners that include heuristic detection capabilities have these disabled by default. This can be because they add extra overhead to the scanning process, but it can also be because the heuristics are fairly 'liberal'. Particularly in the latter case, you should only enable the scanner's heuristic detection if a new virus is suspected, as it's results may further focus your attention on the likely affected files. Heuristics should also be enabled and set to their highest levels on e-mail gateway scanners and other 'interception points' if there is an unavoidable business need to allow infectible file types into an organization. Some scanners with heuristic detection abilities allow the user to set the 'sensitivity' of the heuristics and again, these should be set to highest sensitivity for e-mail gateway scanners.

Heuristics: Heuristics means 'rule based'. Normally, for an Anti-Virus product to detect a virus, the virus must have been seen before, analyzed and detection added to the signature update files. Heuristics are used as there are some families of viruses that continually change their appearance and it is not possible to detect every variant. Heuristics allow us to set up some rules so if it smells like a virus, and it acts like a virus we can detect it, even if we have never seen the virus before.

Hijacker: Any software that resets your browser's settings to point to other sites. Hijacks may reroute your info and address requests through an unseen site, capturing that info. In such hijacks, your browser may behave normally, but be slower.

Hoax: A hoax is a message, typically distributed via E-mail or newsgroups, which is written to deliberately spread fear, uncertainty and doubt. Just like the viruses they purport to describe, they are sent from user to user/s, slowing network and Internet traffic and causing damage 'per se', by wasting users time and by prompting well meaning, (albeit unnecessary) clean up procedures. These messages may be regarding completely fictitious viruses and trojans, or they may be misleadingly warning users about legitimate programs (a common target of past hoaxes was screensavers and more recently, Windows utilities). Hoaxes prey on the lack of technical knowledge and the goodwill of all those that receive a hoax. Generally, hoaxes are warnings about threats to your computer. They tend to follow a standard pattern, and should you receive an e-mail that contains the following characteristics, view it with doubt, if not downright suspicion.

  • Reports of a virus that can do massive damage to your pc - many even going so far as to say that critical hardware will be destroyed.
  • May sound unnecessarily technical (although often meaningless), thus taking advantage of many users fears of technology/the unknown.
  • May quote bogus announcements from Antivirus Industry experts, some even going so far as to provide a correct link to an AV site (which strangely enough, if visited, will most likely tell you that it's a hoax).
  • The message may be written in emotive language. That is, the message may be colored with upper case text and contain large numbers of exclamation marks (in order to emphasize the severity of the perceived threat and make the user more likely to forward the message).
  • Asks that you forward the message to as many people as possible. This is the most obvious line in a hoax. Warnings from reputable expert sources do not ask you to forward their notifications. It is this part of the text of the message in particular, that should immediately make wary users skeptical.

Computer Associates Virus encyclopedia contains current information regarding hoaxes. Should you receive any unconfirmed virus warnings you can substantiate them by visiting: the hoax section of the encyclopedia.

Homepage Hijacker: Any software that changes your browser's home page to some other site. Hijacks may reroute your info and address requests through an unseen site, capturing that info. In such hijacks, your browser may behave normally, but be slower.

Hostile ActiveX: An ActiveX control is essentially a Windows program that can be distributed from a web page. These controls can do literally anything a Windows program can do. A Hostile ActiveX program does something that its user did not intend for it to do, such as erasing a hard drive, dropping a virus or trojan into your machine, or scanning your drive for tax records or documents. As with other Trojans, a Hostile ActiveX control will normally appear to have some other function than what it actually has.

Hostile Java: Browsers include a "virtual machine" that encapsulates the Java program and prevents it from accessing your local machine. The theory behind this is that a Java "applet" is really content, like graphics, rather than full application software. However, as of July, 2000, all known browsers have had bugs in their Java virtual machines that would allow hostile applets to "break out" of this "sandbox" and access other parts of the system. Most security experts browse with Java disabled on their computers or encapsulate it with further sandboxes/virtual-machines.

Hostile Script: A script is a text file with a .VBS, .WSH, .JS, .HTA, .JSE, .VBE extension that is executed by Microsoft WScript or Microsoft Scripting Host Application, interpreting the instructions in the script and acting on them. A hostile script performs unwanted actions.

HTTP Server: When installed without user awareness, an HTTP server allows an attacker to use a web browser to view and thus retrieve information collected by other software placed in the user's machine.

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