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Old 01-11-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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LXer: PandaLabs detects new rootkit attack that can chang Linux MBR when running Wind

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Not really open source news, but still it might be valuable for those running a Win/(Lin/BSD) dual boot: PandaLabs detected a new kind of trojan (has to be Windows) that overwrites the Master Boot Record, and upon inspection of the MBR passes the original MBR of which it made a backup. This master boot 'virus' could run too if you boot Linux, before Linux is started. You can fix it by running 'fdisk /fixmbr' from some kind of Windows bootdisk PandaLabs suggest, but of course you could also do this using GRUB from a Linux/BSD LiveCD.



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