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Mirai worm
« on: December 02, 2016, 04:20:52 am »
Hi all, read this article today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38167453   :o

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It involves the use of a modified form of the Mirai worm - a type of malware that is spread via hijacked computers, which causes damage to equipment powered by Linux-based operating systems

If true that puts a spanner in the works and the belief there are no viruses in the wild that affect Linux?   :-\
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Re: Mirai worm
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 04:41:06 am »
a) it's not so much a "Linux" security issue as an issue around the lax security implemented by some device (router/webcam/etc) manufacturers in their embedded Linux firmware.
(Linux security is just fine .. the device firmware implementation is to blame)

b) it's not a "virus" .. more malware that takes advantage of that lax security.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2016, 11:15:57 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Mirai worm
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 08:58:49 am »
Cheers guys  8)

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