Is Ntfs-3g Secure?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by xunshirine, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. xunshirine

    xunshirine Registered Member

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    A driver named ntfs-3g can read and write partitions of Ntfs on Linux.So, is there any exploit that might abuse this facility related to security issues (such as trojans transpassing between ext3 ,fat and ntfs file systems.)Thanks
     
  2. tlu

    tlu Guest

    Theoretically yes. But there are only few trojans for Linux in the wild, and if you rely on the official repositories and refrain from installing software from questionable sites there is hardly any danger to catch one. Of course you can receive malware written for Windows by email but they won't execute on Linux. Nevertheless you should check your mail with AV programs available for Linux like ClamAV, F-Prot and Avira.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Possible - yes.
    Real - no.
    Chance - as much as a mega meteor hitting Earth.
    Mrk
     
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