Re: Bliss Virus (fwd)

Andrew E. Mileski (
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 17:33:20 -0500 (EST)

> The Bliss virus is currently a Linux binary-infecting virus.
> Unfortunately, please do not feel your safe.

...unless you aren't stupid and only login as root for system admin,
and don't run executables blindly, etc., etc., etc., ...

Basically, if you get bitten by Bliss (or any nasty program), you
probably deserved it. This is a hard way to learn a lesson, but
some people need to be taught using a baseball bat "attitude adjuster".

To date, I've only ever encountered 1 virus since I started using
computers (about 20 years), and that was on a very stupid and insecure
college PC network - it wasn't a threat since everyone knew it was
infected (it could never be removed as there is always some idiot
without a clue using an infected disk).

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team