Using a Virus...
Posted on 2006-05-08
Let me preface this with me knowing this is a very strange and suspicious question.
I had my home broken into this sunday and two of my family laptops were stolen. One (my own) had a copy of hamatchi (a vpn client) installed. My machine has alot of personal information on it that I would rather not be seen by unscrupulous eyes and I want running a antivirus program on my machine. So my thoughts were if I were to ever see my laptop go on my vpn, is there any way I could use the browse feature on my laptop and drop a worm in my shared folder and use that to corrupt my os enough so they would be forced to reformat the machine. My laptop is covered through homeowners insurance (or so I hope at this point) but there is the question of the sensitive information still on the machine.
Could someone please point out a site or something of this nature where I could download a contained virus that I could somehow "start" once dropped in another machine?
Again I know how fishy this sounds, if you would like to see my posting history I am in no way a script kiddy looking to play a practical joke on someone. I think this is one of the few instances this type of behavior is justified.
-thank you in any assistance you may give,