Sleeper Viruses and Trojan Horses: Valid Concern? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I have not seen this discussed, but if it has been, my apologies for taking up space unnecessarily.

If there are any remediation workers or programmers that have dealt with this, I would like to know if first, is it a valid concern, and second, has anyone taken this into account to a degree sufficient that some estimates can be made as to the likelihood that sleeper viruses could cause as much if not more disruption than unremediated code, or badly remediated code.

The article appeared in the Dallas News, and can be read at:

Thanks for any information.


-- LP (, March 11, 1999


Link <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 11, 1999.

Darn, already have a thread - try this <:)=

When solving the Y2K problem leads to others.

-- Sysman (, March 11, 1999.

Thanks for the assist, and for the cross-reference, sysman.

Unfortunately, my question hasn't been addressed yet, especially the question raised by the problems uncovered by Mica Hill, as described in the article.

So, I'll renew my query once more to see if anyone else in y2k remediation has encountered this additional problem, and if anyone has an informed estimate of the impact on remediation overall?


-- LP (, March 12, 1999.

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