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The Register: Risks from hybrid Linux / Windows virus low

Mar 28, 2001, 16:33 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Andre Post, a senior antivirus researcher at Symantec, said W32.Winux could only be spread by sharing files and described the risks from the bug as low. None of Symantec's customers have been affected by W32.Winux."

"The point of interest with W32.Winux is that it might give other virus writers ideas - and more malicious payloads might be developed," said Post."

"David Millard, technical manger of Command Software (a seperate anti-virus firm to Central Command), said there were fewer than 10 viruses that infect Linux systems and he said the bug should be treated as a "proof of concept" rather than anything more serious."

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