"Hand of Thief Trojan targets all common Linux distributions"

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Fri Sep 6 19:08:24 UTC 2013

Actually, though his conclusion is that the Hand of Thief Trojan threat 
is blown way out of proportion, he speaks as if Linux is already subject 
to many threats that are much more serious than the Hand of Thief.

In other words, he seems to contradict the comforting analysis given 
here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Linuxvirus (on account of which 
I, and probably many other 'buntu users, are not running resident 
anti-virus protection).

If he's right, we should not be reassured but alarmed (though not by the 
Hand of Thief at the moment).

On 9/6/2013 2:38 PM, David Yentzen wrote:
> You may want to check out this youtube video about the "Hand of Thief 
> Trojan".  This vlogger(Quidsup) seems to have his head wrapped around 
> it pretty good.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-7PhF-7qEA
> Best Regards,
> David Yentzen
> https://launchpad.net/~dbyentzen <https://launchpad.net/%7Edbyentzen>
> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com 
> <mailto:lubuntu at prpcompany.com>> wrote:
>     I understand that with a standard Ubuntu/Lubuntu installation not
>     running Wine, it is believed that there are no active threats that
>     would responsibly require resident anti-virus protection.
>     That may still be true today, but perhaps it won't be for too much
>     longer.  See the last 3 paragraphs of this article:
>     http://www.crn.com/news/security/240160712/security-firms-warn-of-potential-banking-trojan-attacks.htm?cid=nl_sec
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