In my quest to understand the linux filesystem, I got a harsh reminder of how XP's filesystem isn't as secure as linux's (anyone knows the default FC6 filesystem?).
I got infected with a trojen and a "backdoor" because of a stupid click on a "Yes" button.
I lost my icons, the system is always overloaded, the internet connection is overloaded... a mess.
The good thing about this ordeal is that I can't play Pro Evolution 6 (the only reason I keep an XP install) until I reinstall XP, so I use Linux much more
While I'm on linux, I like to listen to music... but my music files are on the XP partition.
So, using ntfs-3g, I mount the XP partition and play my mp3s.
My question is, if I mount an infected XP partition (virus, worm, trojen, whatever), can the virus on that partition infect other XP machines on the local network through linux?