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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