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Re: [vox-tech] Linux/Windows virus


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Linux/Windows virus
  • From: Foo Lim <fwliMAPSm@ucdavis.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 01:05:50 -0700
  • References: Pine.GSO.4.33.0104030026290.3182-100000@runner.ucdavis.edu

Yeah, I'm replying to my own post...

This was just a heads-up or public service announcement.  It's as
dangerous as other infectious digital organism when you're talking about
open source software, IMO.

FL

On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Foo Lim wrote:

> http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20010402S0004
> http://www.avx.com/winux.html
>
> Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later.  So will antivirus software
> start showing up on freshmeat.net or will people actually look over the
> code they download from now on?  There still is a safety net with file
> permissions, but if you install this virus as root, there's potential for
> getting screwed royally.
>
> FL


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