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Subject[OT] Re: please kindly get back to me
Hank Leininger wrote:

>On 2002-06-03, J Sloan <joe@tmsusa.com> wrote:
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>>The thing with linux/unix "virii" is, they
>>are actually for the most part trojans -
>>they've been in labs for years, the problem
>>is that there is no suitable transport vector!
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>>You'd have to dupe an unwitting superuser
>>(now there's a dangerous combination) into
>>running the "virus" by hand - sort of like
>>the "honor system" virus....
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>...You mean like, get them to run './configure' ?[1][2]
>...Or installing an RPM with trojanned binaries or install-time scripts,
>without checking a signature?[3]
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>Unfortunately that's all too easy. Viruses, no. Malware, you bet. We
>can't get too complacent while laughing at the virus phenomenon.
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Complacency is never a good idea - however,
let's give credit where credit is due - it's orders
of magnitude more difficult to do something like
this against a unix system - most script kiddies
will go for the easy targets (microsoft) instead

Joe

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