The Cost Of Inflation...

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...is pretty bad, especially when talking about inflating malicious files.

Here's a curious program called "Byte Adder", which is used to make files look bigger than they actually are.

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Why would you do this? Well, it's a lot more credible to potential victims if you're trying to persuade them that your HORRIBLE_FILE.EXE is actually the same size as "Lovely fluffy bunnies.exe" (or whatever it is you're trying to convince them to download and run).

You simply tell it what size you want your infection file to come out the other side as, and it calculates how many Bytes to add in. I have to say, it's pretty slick and yet another tool in the armoury of script kiddies everywhere.

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