"Hand of Thief Trojan targets all common Linux distributions"

David Yentzen dbyentzen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 19:17:45 UTC 2013

Yes and no.  I have watched other vids that he has made in the past
addressing security concerns over Linux and exchanged correspondence with
him.  I think his overall evaluation is that while Linux is not
bulletproof( what is?) it is certainly the best in the field.  I think I
could safely summarize his view as this:  the normal, daily desktop user of
Linux does not need to run anti virus protection.  Perhaps if you run a
server of do other things then you need anti virus.  But then again that is
his( and my opinion) and each user should do what he/she thinks is best.

Best Regards,
David Yentzen

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:

>  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
> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM, John Hupp <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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