January 8, 2002

New Linux backdoor virus gains smarts

Author: JT Smith

ComputerUser: "A new and more dangerous version of a remote-control virus that targets computers running the Linux operating system
may be in the wild, but security experts do not expect the malicious code to spread widely.

According to preliminary analyses, the virus appears to be a "smarter" variant of the Remote Shell Trojan (RST), discovered
last September, that infects programs written for Linux, an alternative to Microsoft's Windows."


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