Having Fun with the EICAR Test File

For those not familiar with it, the EICAR Test File is a text file commonly used for verifying Antivirus software is properly working.  More info can be found on EICAR.org

I stumbled upon an interesting bugtraq post from 2003 which I felt was worth sharing.  The post disassembles the EICAR test file and looks at how it works.

Interesting read, especially if you're interested in programming.