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    no virus for linux


    can u please write me why there is no virus for Linux!!!

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    First, there are - Linux malware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and why it is more difficult for a virus to compromise a linux box - The short life and hard times of a Linux virus


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    This article should help answer your question.

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    Since Linux has Root.
    I can write Virii for Linux. But that wont work.
    Since you need to be root.
    But, if you can find a exploit that makes you able to become root without a password you can make a Viri.

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    "Linux has root".does it means that we can get access to linux kernel or something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilal_jan View Post
    "Linux has root".does it means that we can get access to linux kernel or something else
    Yes, if you can log in as root, you have access to everything including the kernel.


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    but if i was logged in as SU and i plugged in usb wh contains virus then it must infact my system?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilal_jan View Post
    but if i was logged in as SU and i plugged in usb wh contains virus then it must infact my system?????
    No. Unless the virus was specifically designed for Linux or you're running a program while logged in as root user from inside of WINE, a Microsoft Windows virus will not infect your system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bilal_jan View Post
    but if i was logged in as SU and i plugged in usb wh contains virus then it must infact my system?????
    Windows virus can only run on linux via emulation. So, unless your distro is configured to automount usb devices, and launch anything from those drives using wine automatically then you are safe.

    And I haven't found a distro that can do that without some heavy trickery involving udev, some scripting and wine of course.

    Windows virus can do stuff on a linux filesystem if this filesystem is accessible to wine, but they can't run natively on linux without any emulator. And so, they can't do anything unless you load them implicitly or explicitly using wine.

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    I saw this summed up best as "To get a virus on Linux you really have to work at it; to get a virus on Windows you just have to work on it."

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