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Community Reacts to Mydoom Virus

Jan 28, 2004, 14:30 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Groklaw: Perens on the Virus

"SCO also has a reason to defame us, as part of their stock-kiting scheme. We have assembled ample evidence that they have lied under oath in court. Such a company would not balk at attacking their own site in order to paint their opponents in a bad light.

"Thus, it is likely that this virus has been assembled for the purpose of defaming the Linux developers by spammers, SCO, or others. Your behavior will influence whether or not it succeeds in this mission..."

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eWeek: With Friends Like These, Linux Doesn't Need Enemies

"Technically, the worm doesn't do a thing to Linux systems. Like all important e-mail worms, MyDoom is solidly based on Windows' inherent security shortcomings. Neither Linux nor Mac systems can get it.

"No, the problem is that this worm is apparently the product of some ticked-off Linux fan deciding to get back at SCO. Indeed, some moronic Linux fans are cheering MyDoom on. 'Quick, disable your AV software, and get some Windows boxes on the internet...!'"

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