The Little Black Book
The Basic Technology
Mark A. Ludwig
American Eagle Publications, Inc.
Post Office Box 1507
Show Low, Arizona 85901
- 1996 -
Copyright 1990 By Mark A. Ludwig
Virus drawings and cover design by Steve Warner
This electronic edition of The Little Black Book of Computer Viruses is
copyright 1996 by Mark A. Ludwig. This original Adobe Acrobat file
may be copied freely in unmodified form. Please share it, upload it,
download it, etc. This document may not be distributed in printed form
or modified in any way without written permission from the publisher.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Ludwig, Mark A.
The little black book of computer viruses / by Mark A. Ludwig.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
ISBN 0-929408-02-0 (v. 1) : $14.95
1. Computer viruses I. Title
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Preface to the Electronic Edition
The Little Black Book of Computer Viruses has seen five
good years in print. In those five years it has opened a door to
seriously ask the question whether it is better to make technical
information about computer viruses known or not.
When I wrote it, it was largely an experiment. I had no idea
what would happen. Would people take the viruses it contained and
rewrite them to make all kinds of horrificly destructive viruses? Or
would they by and large be used responsibly? At the time I wrote,
no anti-virus people would even talk to me, and what I could find
in print on the subject was largely unimpressive from a factual
standpoint—lots of hype and fear-mongering, but very little solid
research that would shed some light on what might happen if I
released this book. Being a freedom loving and knowledge seeking
American, I decided to go ahead and do it—write the book and get
it in print. And I decided that if people