January 8, 2001

PHP 'proof of concept' virus uncovered

Author: JT Smith

A "proof of concept" virus, dubbed PHP.NewWorld, written in
Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) scripting language, was found by
Central Command last week. PHP is a popular free server
scripting language and, although NewWorld is not especially
harmful, Central Command believes it could spawn a hoard of
copycat viruses written in PHP. ZDNET.co.uk reports.


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