Does Wine Make Linux Too Loose?
Nov 06, 2009, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Hazards of Wine
"The problems one is likely to encounter with Linux tend to pale
by comparison with the security problems one is likely to have
using Windows. Unless, that is, you're using Wine.
"Indeed, alert blogger fsufitch recently uncovered a situation
in which Wine allowed Linux to get infected by a virus targeting
""Wine emulates Windows well enough to get infected by a Windows
virus," fsufitch wrote -- noting, however, that the observed virus
didn't work as intended. 'Color Me Unworried'
""So WINE can get a virus intended for Windows, if you jump
through some hoops to help the virus along," wrote AliasMarlowe on
Slashdot, where bloggers took quick notice of the news. "Color me