Virus proof of concept can infect both Windows and Linux systems

Posted by tripwire45 on Apr 8, 2006 1:20 PM EDT
The Linux Tutorial, http://www.linux-tutorial.info; By Jaikumar Vijayan at ComputerWorld
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There are many opinions as to why most virus writers write their code to affect Windows but for the most part seem to ignore Linux. Some think this represents an "apples and oranges" situation since each operating system kernel is dissimilar from one another. Now we see a "proof of concept" virus that can affect both Windows and Linux...

Now we see a "proof of concept" virus that can affect both Windows and Linux machines at the same time. While the particular virus reported by Kaspersky Labs seems to have a low impact on affected systems, it may be a sign the the sense of security Linux users have experienced should be re-evaluated. In the relatively near future, Linux may not be able to brag so loudly that it is virtually immune to viruses and other malware. -Trip

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