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Virus in I.B.M Mainframe

By Ron Navon ·
Dear Madam/Sir,

Is any body knows about viruses in I.B.M Mainframe 390 ?.
If you have documented information in Internet please advise me.
Thanks and Best Regards.

Sincerely, Ron Farazan

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by SFO Farmer In reply to Virus in I.B.M Mainframe

I don't know of any mainframe virii from my experience. They are out there but pretty infrequent. TrendMicro makes a virus scanner for Lotus Notes on 390 systems. take a look at:http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/20.32.html#subj7
>The Christmas Tree "virus" affected VM systems some 10+ years ago. (IIRC
>it really affected PROFS.) I think it is reasonably comparable to Melissa.

In fact CHRISTMA EXEC worm (back in 1987) was a rather generic VM/CMS mail
exploiter; it didn't require PROFS (onepopular CMS mail client), nor as I
recall did it specifically target the PROFS address book when looking for
addresses to spam itself to. The similarities to Melissa are many: victims
would receive a CHRISTMA EXEC in the mail from someone they knew (someone whose
address book, roughly, they were in), and have to perform an explicit action
(receive and run it) to have the worm actually execute.

Happy Virus Hunting!

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by Ron Navon In reply to Virus in I.B.M Mainframe

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by James_Randy In reply to Virus in I.B.M Mainframe

Sorry, can't help you.

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by Ron Navon In reply to Virus in I.B.M Mainframe

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