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Re: Linux infected ?

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 08:38:06AM -0200, Rodrigo Hashimoto wrote:
> Hi,
> I received a file via e-mail and tried to open it, then the iceweasel did
> nothing. I tried again and I realized the iceweasel was trying to user the
> "wine" to open a file ".com". Then I run the command "file" and I realized
> this is king of a virus to Windows and not Linux.
> This is a security risk to my debian lenny ?
> -- 
> Rodrigo Hashimoto

First of all, why did you open a file, which you obviously don't trust?
This is a very serious error. Same thing considers emails from unknown

I beleive that isn't security risk for you, but next time don't click
those viruses. If you want to know what kind of malware it was use for


Maybe your client is configured to open win32 binaries in wine, which in
my opinion isn't very smart thing to do, because of these cases.

Henri Salo

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