[svlug] Linux viruses (redux)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Nov 17 12:51:18 PST 2004
Quoting James Sparenberg (james at linuxrebel.us):
> The only thing you might want to point out is that the distro's rpm
> deb whatever may look to be an infectable version but may not be.
Ja, people are forever being mislead by patch backports. I'll see if
I can include that gotcha, somewhere -- concisely.
The page is a bit long-winded, but some details were necessary to
counter several security writers who struck me as having (probably
willfully) distorted the topic. (I won't name them here, but I do in
the essay. ;-> )
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