September 21, 2000

Overview of Linux viruses

Author: JT Smith has a review of those nasty Linux viruses: "Viruses are, by
definition, malicious pieces of code that
replicate themselves. They can do this
through a variety of methods, including
"infecting" other executable files or
spreading macros and other forms of
executable content (e.g. JPEGs). Viruses
are most commonly spread by users
sharing files, which is especially easy with email, and with such a wide variety of
content being available on Web and FTP servers."


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