Self-Spreading Linux Trojan Creates P2P Botnet

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    By SecurityWeek News on August 23, 2016

     
  2. Minimalist

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    There were few warnings about infections on Linux systems from Doctor Web in last few months. I guess that their marketing department started to focus on linux market.
     
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    I suppose a bit of FUD drums up business. ;)
     
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    This is a Linux webserver issue. It isn't something that affects desktop client systems. This isn't the first or last piece of malware that goes after vulnerabilities in CMS systems like Wordpress.
     
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    As usual. AV vendors for Linux gotta make a buck selling to scared Linux users, right? ;)
     
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    They do it because folks fall "prey" to their schemes. The server only issue aside, its one of the reasons I use my workspace in a VM. There are almost no desktop Linux malware products circulating, but of those that do, noticing a VM shuts them down. Not too worried about a breakout.
     
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    I used to run VM's, but IMO they take too much resources. And I'm not really scared of Malware on Linux, because I run my browser with Firejail and I have grsec installed. And for the websites I really don't know or are suspicious, I run them inside a "private home" with Firejail.
     
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    Not an issue since you have to grant user permission to install a program. Linux has limited user account by default.

    So its quite difficult to seriously screw up the system.
     
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