Latest Linux virus laughable....

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by thingy, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. thingy

    thingy Guest

    ".....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/06/04/19/77568_HNlinuxpatch_1.html

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Apr 20, 2006
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  2. thingy

    Fred Dagg Guest

    On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:47:48 +1200, thingy <>
    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/06/04/19/77568_HNlinuxpatch_1.html
    >

    Sounds worse than most Windows viruses...
     
    Fred Dagg, Apr 20, 2006
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  3. Fred Dagg <> wrote:

    > On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:47:48 +1200, thingy <>
    > 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/06/04/19/77568_HNlinuxpatch_1.html
    > >

    > Sounds worse than most Windows viruses...


    Please share with us how?
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    Jamie Kahn Genet, Apr 20, 2006
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