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Old 08-14-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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spyware, keyloggers and wine


If I install a windows program using wine or crossover office, will any spyware that comes with the program work? Also, some windows programs always want to use the internet, is there a way to disable the internet for wine applications?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 01:40 AM   #2
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Not quite sure how to disable internet access in Wine, but I don't think most spyware would have any serious effects on a Linux box.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:37 PM   #3
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This thread is exploring similar issues:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=353323
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:59 PM   #4
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spyware on linux? u must be joking
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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spyware on linux? u must be joking
No, it's no joke. There's some allegations out there that Firefox allows spyware and hijacking under linux.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 03:18 PM   #6
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that is interesting...

because lately, i have been getting pop-ups (very few, like 6 in the past 2 months)...but i have been getting them, so who knows what's happening, after all, if your system does get hacked, it can only be done to your user account (so please don't run under root unless you absolutely have to)!
 
Old 08-19-2005, 08:48 AM   #7
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The two vulnerabilities in any browser, if you turn them on, are:
  1. Java (and to a lesser extent JavaScript); and ...
  2. Extensions and plugins.
Both of these are ways to cause code to be brought into your computer from the outside and executed there. It should come as no surprise, then, that offensive things come with it.

Solution: turn them off.
 
  


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