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Re: virus on linux?

On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 06:45:18AM -0500, Allen wrote:
> After all the help I've received on here I finally get to give some heh:
> On Tuesday 01 December 2009 02:54:47 am Juha Tuuna wrote:
> > abdelkader belahcene wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I am asking if there is a virus on my machine how to detect it.
> >
> > Try scanning with Clamav


> Linux and BSD viruses are so rare that the AV software for Linux and BSD, 
> generally look for Windows viruses so you don't accidentally infect a friend 
> running Windows, or, they can be used on a mail server to prevent the same 
> thing. So if you scanned and found a Windows Virus, it's not that you're 
> infected, think of it like a "carrier" lol. And obviously, take the 
> appropriate precautions.

Interestingly no one has mentioned selinux (or the suse equiv).

Personally I don't like selinux - real pain to configure properly.  But
I was thinking of looking at it again especially after this slashdot


somebody has done a proof of concept worm for linux.

but I wonder

> Anyway, did something happen that worried you? Or are you more or less just 
> curious as to how it works?
> > Usually yes but some interpreters (like php and perl) run scripts without
> > the execute bit set.
> >
> > --
> > Juha Tuuna

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