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thingy
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      04-20-2006
".....But Torvalds said there are a couple of reasons why his fix
doesn't really help the bad guys. First, he disputed the idea that
Virus.Linux.Bi is actually a virus. "It ends up really being just a
program that writes to files that it has permissions to write to.
Nothing wrong with that," he said. "It just does so in an interesting
manner that means that it gathers more publicity."...."

So a proof of concept virus writes to files it is allowed to....sounds
soooo dangerous......geee wizz....

;]

http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/...uxpatch_1.html

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Fred Dagg
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      04-20-2006
On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:47:48 +1200, thingy <(E-Mail Removed)>
exclaimed:

>".....But Torvalds said there are a couple of reasons why his fix
>doesn't really help the bad guys. First, he disputed the idea that
>Virus.Linux.Bi is actually a virus. "It ends up really being just a
>program that writes to files that it has permissions to write to.
>Nothing wrong with that," he said. "It just does so in an interesting
>manner that means that it gathers more publicity."...."
>
>So a proof of concept virus writes to files it is allowed to....sounds
>soooo dangerous......geee wizz....
>
>;]
>
>http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/...uxpatch_1.html
>

Sounds worse than most Windows viruses...
 
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Jamie Kahn Genet
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      04-20-2006
Fred Dagg <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:47:48 +1200, thingy <(E-Mail Removed)>
> exclaimed:
>
> >".....But Torvalds said there are a couple of reasons why his fix
> >doesn't really help the bad guys. First, he disputed the idea that
> >Virus.Linux.Bi is actually a virus. "It ends up really being just a
> >program that writes to files that it has permissions to write to.
> >Nothing wrong with that," he said. "It just does so in an interesting
> >manner that means that it gathers more publicity."...."
> >
> >So a proof of concept virus writes to files it is allowed to....sounds
> >soooo dangerous......geee wizz....
> >
> >;]
> >
> >http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/...uxpatch_1.html
> >

> Sounds worse than most Windows viruses...


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