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Virus threatens PCs running Linux or Windows OS





Tvanag
Hakers showed demo version of virus code that can infect and outspread either in Windows OS or Linux.

This virus was called using two namings such as Virus.Linux.Bi.a/ Virus.Win32.Bi.a. Antivirus programme creators Kaspersky Lab. has got the news about this pest only on Friday. And they worry that this new code will give a start for new virus generation that will be able to outspread in Windows or other OS that are very broadly used by hackers themselves.

As Kaspersky Lab claimed, this new virus is written in assembler code and is quite simple.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/040706-virus-threatens-pcs-running-linux.html

What do you think, this virus will make a serious damage on OS systems?Will it start a new generation of viruses? Crying or Very sad Shocked
What about Linux, would it cause damage for that OS? Idea
djclue917
Tvanag wrote:
What do you think, this virus will make a serious damage on OS systems?Will it start a new generation of viruses? Crying or Very sad Shocked
What about Linux, would it cause damage for that OS? Idea


I don't think that cross-platform viruses/worms/trojans would be very abundant in the wild. This is mainly because such viruses/worms/trojans have to be coded in Assembly so as not to rely to a specific Operating System's feature. And we all know that coding in Assembly is not that easy but, of course, possible. Also, since other Operating Systems such as Linux or the Mac are merely a fraction (still growing though) of the total Desktop OS market share, it is very unlikely that these virus writers would want to go through the pain of writing cross-platform viruses (which are harder to code since they must be coded using Assembly).

The virus, Virus.Linux.Bi.a/ Virus.Win32.Bi.a, as far as I know, doesn't really pose disturbing threats. It does, however, show that cross-platform viruses are actually possible.
Xeniczone
ha no viruses for mac.
Zal91
People who use linux are usually smart enough not to get viruses.
djclue917
Xeniczone wrote:
ha no viruses for mac.


There are, in fact, viruses for the Mac.
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