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The Most Unique Viruses of 2012 94

Orome1 writes "PandaLabs outlined its picks for the most unique viruses of the past year. Rather than a ranking of the most widespread viruses, or those that have caused most infections, these viruses are ones that deserve mention for standing out from the more than 24 million new strains of malware that emerged."
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The Most Unique Viruses of 2012

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  • oh come on (Score:5, Interesting)

    by slashmydots ( 2189826 ) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @09:49PM (#42408159)
    Oh come on, where's the CD tray random timer open and closer from Lizard Works? Yeah it wasn't "made" in 2012 but it's still around and it's A LEGEND! lol.
  • real viruses (Score:4, Interesting)

    by vossman77 ( 300689 ) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @10:09PM (#42408243) Homepage

    I was disappointed to find out this was about computer viruses. Nothing in the description makes relevant to computers until the word malware.

    The most unique biological viruses would be much cooler to look at than some stupid man-made computer virus.

  • Re:oh come on (Score:5, Interesting)

    by RedHackTea ( 2779623 ) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @11:42PM (#42408575)
    Just for fun. I don't know if this will compile (don't have a Windows machine near me at the moment).

    #pragma comment(lib,"WINMM.LIB")
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <time.h>

    int main(int argc,char **argv) {
    mciSendString("OPEN CDAUDIO",NULL,0,NULL);
    for(srand(time(NULL));; Sleep(rand() % 600000)) {
    mciSendString("SET CDAUDIO DOOR OPEN",NULL,0,NULL);
    }
    return 0;
    }

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