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Old 03-17-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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oh god..... is there any viruses which work on linuxes


please mention the lists of virus programs which workks or affects the linux operatings system.,,,


specially the ubuntu system
 
Old 03-17-2010, 10:24 AM   #2
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There are many viruses for linux, however safe practices, such as not using your system as root will prevent your system from becoming damaged by them
 
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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Here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Linuxvirus
I am not sure if this are all known viruses for Linux. However, the list for windows viruses would be 'a little bit' larger.
 
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:01 PM   #4
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Read this before you obsess about getting an "anti-virus program" for your Linux system. Note that most of us don't bother.

http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/inde...ge=virus#virus
 
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:19 PM   #5
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There are relatively few viruses for Linux. Your system is more likely to be compromised in other ways, for example if you run an internet-visible ssh server with a rubbish password.

That said, if you are feeling paranoid, and reckon you can spare the system resources, you could run a virus scanner. Also, most scanners running on Linux will detect Windows viruses - if you frequently share files with Windows users or machines, a scanner will prevent you acting as a 'carrier', as well as allowing you to alert others (or yourself!) that they have a virus.
 
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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some malicious commands
 
Old 03-17-2010, 09:57 PM   #7
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In my experience, the most effective Linux viruses are called DBAs (data base administrators). If one gets access to your system, all hope is lost.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
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I still don't know of one Linux user that has had to clean a virus off of his/her box. Then again, if you run as root, and don't use secure passwords, your inviting bad things to happen to you.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 07:11 PM   #9
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Kids... the biggest Linux Viruses. "Look Daddy, someone told me to do dd" "Nooooo!"
 
Old 03-18-2010, 07:24 PM   #10
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Kids... the biggest Linux Viruses. "Look Daddy, someone told me to do dd" "Nooooo!"
And folks keep asking why I'm glad that mine are grown (and moved out). Heh
 
Old 03-18-2010, 07:27 PM   #11
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I have another 13 years until then, unless I can send him back to his mother's.

Its a shame, no one tells you as fun as making them is, the rest is torture
 
Old 03-18-2010, 07:35 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by baxzius View Post
please mention the lists of virus programs which workks or affects the linux operatings system.,,,


specially the ubuntu system
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=viruses+for+ubuntu
 
Old 03-19-2010, 01:06 PM   #13
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Its a shame, no one tells you as fun as making them is, the rest is torture.
Heh, can't stop laughing.
 
  


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