[ubuntu-uk] Successful simple trojan hit gnome-look
mwild1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 18:14:18 GMT 2009
2009/12/9 Andrew Drapper <andrew at drapper.com>:
> It may not be the same as a sandbox, but what about installing software that
> you are not sure about in a virtual ubuntu inside you main ubuntu say
> using virtualbox?
This particular malware did nothing (so far) to the host machine, it
simply used it (and collectively all the other machines it was
installed on) to flood another server. Basically a primitive (yet
effective) botnet. In this respect, if the virtual machine had network
access, the malware would work still, it just wouldn't have the
potential to harm *your* computer.
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