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Re: [SLE] does virus and worms affects linux ?
  • From: zentara <zentara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 11:10:03 -0400
  • Message-id: <20030905111003.28bc8d00.zentara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 5 Sep 2003 00:14:10 -0400
"Bob S." <usr@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Thanks to all for all of the scary replies. You all have made me very
>nervous. I have been OK so far, and since I NEVER download anything
>including e-mail into windows, let alone use unknown flopppies or CDs
>anymore, I suppose I will be safe until I can finally dump windows.
>One more question though, (In the interest of installing my specialized
>windows only programs in Linux, if they will work), If I use a "stand
>alone" wine, (without using the real windows registry etc.) will that
>also be vulnerable??

I use standalone wine, and I believe if I am careless, I could run a virus
which could erase my homedir. When running wine, the linux kernel
is still behind the scenes observing permissions. So the very worst that
could happen, is you could erase what you own....your homedir.

I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.

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