November 30, 1999

Definitive guide to writing a Linux virus

Author: JT Smith

From "Following on from this week's discovery of the Jac Linux virus, an open source hacker from the University of Linz, Austria, has released a definitive guide to writing Linux viruses ... Alexander Bartolich released 'the Linux virus writing howto' ...

Bartolich said that 'an astonishing number of people think that viruses require secret black magic.'

This may not be entirely the case, but 'writing a program that inserts code into another program file is one thing. Writing that program so that it can be inserted itself is a very different art.' "


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