[AntiVirus + Ubuntu] was - Re: And another Ubuntu convert!

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Fri Jan 23 07:13:20 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 13:15 -0800, NoOp wrote:
> Keep in mind that it is quite easy to install a LAMP from a desktop,

Yes. Then it's a server

> install ssh, 

Properly configured and used ssh as a virus vector? If so, we have
bigger problems.


> <http://clamav-du.securesites.net/cgi-bin/clamgrok?virus=linux.&search-type=contains&case-sensitivity=No&database=daily&database=main&display=database&display=virus&.submit=Submit+Query&.cgifields=database&.cgifields=search-type&.cgifields=case-sensitivity&.cgifields=display>
> yields some pretty interesting results. The latter shows 117 results.

As I said in other replies, I have too often done the work of those
posters who linked impressive-looking linux malware lists, only to find
that they don't hold up to even quick analysis. I don't care about lists
if 99% of the content are viruses from 1991 that nobody has ever
actually seen outside the lab. So please forgive me if I don't go
through such a list again. If you want to convince anyone come up with
an analysis of the content yourself. I will be happy to concede if you
can show me that a significant amount of malware on this list is a real

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