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You simply can not assume a program or script is safe solely on their imports. It is to easy to either combine functions or to abuse some 'safe' feature to do something unexpected (like using time queries to transmit data to a command and control server, or tricking the system to running curl with a payload of your data) The only way to know is to do a ...


If by "virus" you mean "self replicating code" then of course it can be written in any language. Once upon a time, I wrote a virus that propagated via Pascal as an educational experiment to show this very point, actually. It consisted of an executable subroutine. What the subroutine did was: search the local disk for files with an extension of .pas copy ...

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