[kwlug-disc] Linux viruses [was: Linus viruses]

Kyle Spaans 3lucid at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 20:50:44 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- On Tue, 7/27/10, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "how to write a linux virus")
>>
>> 1 - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/foobar/6229
>> (Abstract: How to write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps)
>
> I have heard that argument many times, usually from people
> using misdirection to try to argue against Linux security. I'm
> surprised you are using it, unless you are trying to pull our
> leg and it's pure bait.
> [...]
> The issue when talking about Linux security is that it is
> more difficult to run malicious code without user's
> intervention.

You've got me there. Mostly I was posting that link because it's an
interesting read and to show that there are least people thinking
about this kind of thing. It certainly does _not_ help my (admittedly
devil's advocate) argument much. :-)



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