Viruses and WINE
Here's a question....
This is a hypothetical story to a question that I don't quite know the answer to myself. So, I thought this would be a good place to ask.
Let's say you're running Ubuntu. You have a program you created an ISO image from, from your previous install of Windows. You didn't realize it at the time, but the program you created the ISO image from had a Windows virus attached to it.
Let's say the virus was a keystroke logger (that's all I could think of). So, you open the program through WINE and at the same time you decide to check your bank account. So you open a browser and go to your bank's web page.
Now, since you have the program (with the virus attached) running - CAN it theoretically record your keystrokes and send your information to whomever?
What about if you are running a different Windows program through WINE.... CAN it theoretically do the same - even if the program with the virus is not running?
What about if WINE is not running at all?
Just a curiosity I had....
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