[SGVLUG] Linux viruses [was: (no subject)]
dustin at laurences.net
Wed Aug 2 19:42:01 PDT 2006
On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 06:55:55PM -0700, John E. Kreznar wrote:
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> Dustin Laurence <dustin at laurences.net> writes:
> > The few Linux viruses "out there" don't actually spread in practice.
> How could this be verified?
To the relevant accuracy, it can be verified simply by trying to find
someone who has had to remove a Linux virus. If you mean an actual
controlled experiment, I'd set up a virtual network under VMWare, infect
one machine, and see if it can spread to the others under various
The common wisdom is that it doesn't unless you like to run as root.
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