Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Apr 2006 21:17 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Virus researchers at Kaspersky Lab have found proof-of-concept code for a cross-platform virus capable of infecting both Windows and Linux systems. In an alert posted to Viruslist, Kaspersky said the sample virus has been given a dual name - Virus.Linux.Bi.a/ Virus.Win32.Bi.a - and highlighted the way attackers are targeting multiple platforms in malware attacks. "The virus doesn't have any practical application," the company said in the alert. "It's classic proof-of-concept code, written to show that it is possible to create a cross-platform virus."
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RE: I'm calling it FUD
by Finalzone on Tue 11th Apr 2006 08:15 UTC in reply to "I'm calling it FUD"
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In addition, virus writers will have to deal with active security systems like SELinux found on Fedora Core/RHEL and AppArmor on Novell SLES making their life harder. Starting from FC5, packages have now SElinux policies included.

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