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Debunking the Linux Virus Myth

Jul 17, 2008, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scris De Cypress)

[ Thanks to Cypress for this link. ]

"A Linux virus is doomed from early conception and there's a rough jungle awaiting. For an ELF binary file to get infected by a virus, the malicious program has to first get write access to other binaries. Prior to that, it must somehow disguise itself. Binary-only applications are so rare in the Linux world that any software not designed by a major developing firm is subject to inquiry."

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