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Old 10-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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Smile urgen: need info upon linux virus


hi there
I am doing a project which requires me to create(or at least run) a boot sector virus on a machine running linux....I have been looking around and haven't found any boot sector virus pertaining to a linux machine.Can some please tell me if there exist a boot sector virus for linux??
Thank you
 
Old 10-28-2008, 11:06 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ankurjain82412 View Post
hi there
I am doing a project which requires me to create(or at least run) a boot sector virus on a machine running linux....I have been looking around and haven't found any boot sector virus pertaining to a linux machine.Can some please tell me if there exist a boot sector virus for linux??
Thank you
Not that I know of, but two things spring to mind:

1. Why on earth would anyone help you develop a virus
and
2. How would you think a Linux boot-sector virus would work???
 
Old 10-28-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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Anything on a boot sector doesn't run under any particular OS. Just like the bootloader. It runs outside the OS. So, technically speaking, there aren't boot sector viruses for linux or windows. They are just pieces of assembly code that do one or another thing, and probably read or write somewhere else to do odd things. This is all outside the OS, there's no linux involved at this stage of the boot process at all.

Other than that, as the previous poster said, I can't see why anyone around will be interested in helping you to create a virus for linux. It would be like going into the butcher's shop and asking the butcher to help you to convince his clients to become vegans.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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Probably a "project" funded by our friend Bill. Beats trying to fix Vista. Now that would be a project.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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Homework, maybe?
You'd need to answer a minimum of 2 questions:
Why?
Why urgent?
 
Old 10-28-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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Um, so you have a project in which you have to make a virus. Hmmm ...

1 vote for ban.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
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LOL here is one of those rare undisputed cases where Windows has the edge over Linux. Good luck.
 
  


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