[unisog] AV for MACS

Stephen Gill gillsr at cymru.com
Mon Dec 6 19:52:40 GMT 2004


Hi Russell,

> With the increasing popularity of Linux on the desktop in the 'real
> world' I am now wondering when (not if) we will see a significant threat
> to Linux systems from automated malware.  Remember that Linux users are

I'd say that concern is quite well founded.

The Linux CPANEL exploit is a perfect example from last year.  It was
incorporated into agobot and used for automated spreading and building of
Linux botnets.  Agobot exploited Unix hosts just as well as it could
windows.

Cheers,
-- steve





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