Now I’m actually tempted to add an option to my PfP password manager that would append “X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*” to generated passwords…


The thought is funny: a vendor getting into trouble because they store passwords as plain text and run antivirus on the machine. But the amount of damage this could do is scary. If the antivirus chooses to remove the file, this could render the entire database inoperable.

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