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Proof of concept on Multi Platform Virus
  • From: Boyd Lynn Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 23:00:08 -0600
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.63.0604072256540.2968@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Cross-platform Virus Infects Linux And Windows

By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News

A Russian security company announced Friday that it had found a cross-over
virus that can infect PCs running either the open-source Linux or
Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Dubbed "Linux.Bi.a" and "Win32.Bi.a," the split-personality malware
doesn't do any damage. Instead, said Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs in an
online briefing, it's a proof-of-concept to prove that a cross-platform
virus is possible.

"However, our experience shows that once proof-of-concept code is
released, virus writers are usually quick to take the code, and adapt it
for their own use," wrote a Kaspersky analyst in the briefing."


http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/184429692

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