It's possible to write a Linux virus, or at least a technical document I
read on a "hackerz" site once explained how to exploit the ELF binary
format Linux executables use. As usual, in a rush at the time and only
If the above isn't true then the Unix security model of users and groups
should provide a much bigger challenge to viruses than the Windows "take
That and the fact that 99% of the Unix using population are not using
the same mail-reader helps.
Of course, one reason you won't find any viruses on Linux is that
everyone is making so much money out of it that those that are talented
enough to write a virus are solving real-world problems for big bucks :)
Thomas Degris wrote:
>> I read somewhere somebody wrote a virus called Bliss in 1997 (You won't
> have any problem to get that on the net). I would like to know if there is
> some people who know about the situation now. Thank you very much.
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