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Yes, You Can Infect Linux With A Virus. Today.


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Still, its an attack vector... Especially as most people who are shifted onto ubuntu tend to be the type of people who a: will "click here to win $$$" and b: want to use windows programs seamlessly with gnome. Ubuntu's target audience is the gutter end* of the market, so they have to consider things like this...

(* those who call tech support at 2300, and consider "idunnoemailBROKE" to be an error message)

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I wonder how hard it would be to modify an windows virus to run in the default configuration of wine installed on ubuntu? Something like a simple SMTP engine that spams out copies of itself shouldn't be that hard.

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An instant security improvement in wine would be to make / not accessible by default. To take that even further only make the virtual C drive only accessible from inside Wine. Much easier to secure (and fix when infected, just delete ~/.wine) then Windows.

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An instant security improvement in wine would be to make / not accessible by default. To take that even further only make the virtual C drive only accessible from inside Wine. Much easier to secure (and fix when infected, just delete ~/.wine) then Windows.

Make the virus SUDO ;-)

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