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Subject: Re: [boost] TROJAN INFECTION boost 1.67 binaries for Windows x64 MSVC 14.1
From: Bjorn Reese (breese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-07-28 11:13:18

On 07/27/18 17:35, Paul A. Bristow via Boost wrote:

> Nor me neither - virus checkers work in mysterious ways - and have always suffered from false positives.

Back in the 90s when I was working on virus checkers, they were scanning
the executable for certain revealing code patterns. Back then, those
patterns were found by human analysts.

My guess is that these days the patterns are found automatically, and
if a virus is written using Boost libraries then the virus checkers
will likely detect patterns of Boost code as suspicious.

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