Re: [masq] 1st virus in Linux :( (fwd)
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:52:25 -0500 (EST)

On 7 Feb, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Feb 1997, Chris Y. wrote:
> > Just picked this off of one my my mailing lists... you should check it
> > out.
> > Its target is users who play games such as doom over the Internet with
> ^^^^
> > root access.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> this says it all .... :)

Doesn't doom give up root access once it has io perms to the video
hardware, etc.? I would think this would only be a problem if run by
root which is just simply a stupid thing to do. Isn't this a case of
those that are causual about security get what they deserve?

If I am correct, then McAfee should be clearer about the threat because
their web page doesn't help Linux at all by suggesting that it is the
first Unix that is suseptable to a virus and pointing out that all the
Windoze OSes are not vulnerable to it.


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