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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

ZIP BOMB: Detection, Uses And Prevention

ZIP bomb, The name itself draws attention, well it should because this malware is no joke...

Zip Bomb or Zip of death as it often called most time is an archive of lots of 0's compressed to the minuscule of data

USES
•The zip bomb is used to disable antivirus on a device or system so as to give way for more viruses to come in.
•The normal operations on the system is carried out as usual while the zip bomb slowly unpacks it self in the background until there's no space on your HDD

A ZIP BOMB OF 42KB WHEN FULLY EXTRACTED CONVERTS TO 4.5petabytes

DETECTION AND PREVENTION

• One Major way is to have a pre-installed ANTI VIRUS before unpackaging zip files
• if the size of the file looks suspicious for such a title of the file, For Example names like "685fbu" and thr file size is below 100kb, it's advisable you dont extract such file
• Keep your Email Protected, Don't open zip files from which the sources are anonymous..

Example Of A Zip Bomb is the 42.Zip which is 42kilobytes but when unpacked converts to 4.5petabytes

DISCLAIMER: THIS FILE SHOULD BE USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY...

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5 comments:

  1. Hmmmn... This is some dangerous stuff..... Oga ramny comman play with it nah

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  2. This is a very serious issue if Google playstore of all places is no more safe for us to download apps from.

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  3. Even some of the antivirus u see in internet are virus..so be careful

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  4. oboy na different virus name we dey hear every day oo make god help us.

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