how does it install itself?
furthermore it is used on browser that receive regular practially weekly security patches. how does it update it self?
The first ever virus was written to target Linux
Likely there will be a patch to plug that security breach within a few days. It would be hard to sell an exploit software that would be patched out before the buyer of said exploit could use it. That's likely why no such markets exist for Linux exploits. Microsoft, on the other hand, takes a very long time to patch the sieve that is Windows. It doesn't help that many Windows endusers don't know how to keep their systems patched - if a patch for it exists... Thus, the flourishing global market for vendors of Windows exploits.“Nobody knows yet how many computers are going to get infected every time there’s a campaign,” Kessem said. “You don’t have the same fraud economy that backs up Linux; for Windows you have people selling exploit packs galore, it’s a service industry that doesn’t exist for Linux.”
You know? It could be a proof of concept. To see how far it would spread before anyone in the GNU/Linux community spotted it, and how quickly it is patched... Maybe they want to test the waters, to see if a viable "business" could be made from exploiting Linux vulnerabilities?
I'm totally speculating, based on the quote from that small article.....
Last edited by DeadlyOats; August 8th, 2013 at 09:57 AM.
I can't find it in the repos. Where can I install it from?
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Yeesh, the thing seems like it would load on almost every would it not? what does it exactly do? "Hi, I came to ruin your internetz!"
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The article is useless because it doesn't really provide any details. I suspect the whole thing is written in an interpreted language (such as Java, Python or HTML5) and thus may work anywhere where an appropriate interpreter is available. If so, calling it "Linux malware" is misleading at best.
Last edited by prodigy_; August 9th, 2013 at 12:33 AM.