Developer Ponders Release of Linux Malware
Dec 01, 2009, 15:32 (9 Talkback[s])
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"A developer who claims he is tired of the "Linux is secure"
argument has set out to develop a "package of malware for
Unix/Linux" in order to help ethical hackers demonstrate the
vulnerability of the open source operating system.
""I was fed up with the general consensus that Linux is
oh-so-secure and has no malware," a developer going by the name of
buchner.johannes wrote on Ask Slashdot, in posting filed by
""After a week of work, I finished a package of malware for
Unix/Linux," Johannes wrote. "Its whole purpose is to help
white-hat hackers point out that a Linux system can be turned into
a botnet client by simply downloading BOINC and attaching it to a
user account to help scientific projects."