Hands-on testing of the new Linux virus

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 17, 2006 2:01 PM EDT
NewsForge; By Joe Barr and Joe Brockmeier
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Thanks to one of our readers, NewsForge has obtained a copy of the widely reported Windows/Linux cross-platform "proof of concept" virus. News reports thus far on the code have contradicted themselves: some reported the virus can replicate itself on both Windows and Linux, others saying it has a viral nature only on Windows. Testing by both NewsForge staff and Hans-Werner Hilser may reveal why the confusion.

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