How one gets infected with a rootkit, virus, trojan, etc, on linux?
Can something like that happen just by browsing, like bypassing those warnings by google?
Most of windows viruses I know (well, I don't even know of any specifically, but only by hearing about them, and by finding them on spam) are actually executable files presented in a way to fool those who are not very used to computers and the menace of viruses. Like mails with "interesting-pictures.exe" attachments.
The somewhat equivalent of those would be some plzrunasrootOMGitssocool.sh, or even something that purports to do what you want and still manages to do some damage without being run as root (can basically delete your entire home folder), but I've never heard of these things actually existing.
So, basically, how one could be infected when using linux?