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 Linux Virus HOWTO

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.

"To make any impact you need root permissions. Either by tricking the super user to run your virus, or combining it with a root-exploit. And since all popular distributions come with checksum mechanisms, a single command can detect any modification. Unless you implement kernel-level stealth functionality."

 (Submitted by Donald Kerns Mon Mar 18, 2002 )


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