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Linux & Unix Viruses

From Mary Landesman, your guide to Antivirus Software, resources for Linux and Unix users. Viruses don't just infect PC's; Linux and Unix users should also take precaution. Discover what viruses affect Unix/Linux users and how to defend against them.

Virus Encyclopedia
From your Antivirus.About.com guide, an encyclopedia of virus and hoax descriptions. Includes PC, Macintosh, Unix, Active Content, and Wireless infectors.

Slapper worm gets facelift: Linux Lupper worm, aka Plupi and Lupii
The Linux Slapper worm has been given a facelift and this time BBS admins and web bloggers are the target. The new worm has been given a half dozen new names, including Linux/Lupper worm Linux.Plupi, Backdoor.Linux.Smal, ELF_LUPPER.A and Exploit.Linux.Lupii.

A Reflection on the Year 2000
From Kaspersky Labs, an excellent overview of virus happenings in the year 2000 and examining the 7-fold increase in Linux viruses.

A Reflection on the Year 2000
From Kaspersky Labs, an excellent overview of virus happenings in the year 2000 and examining the 7-fold increase in Linux viruses.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Use Kaspersky's handy product selector to choose from BSDi Unix, FreeBSD, or Linux anti-virus offerings.

Winux Virus
A proof of concept virus that infects both Linux and Windows users. Has not been found in-the-wild.

Adore worm
Similar to the Ramen and Lion worm, Adore began infecting systems on or before April 1. William Stearn provides AdoreFind to determine whether your Linux system is affected.

IRIA Knowledge Base
From William Stearns, Senior Research Engineer, Institute for Security Technology Studies. Definitive research on Linux and Internet security.

F-Secure Anti-Virus
F-Secure Anti-Virus for Sun Solaris servers and Linux workstations.

Lion Worm (Linux)
The Lion worm is similar to the Ramen virus but significantly more dangerous. The Lion worm affects Linux machines running the BIND DNS server, versions 8.2, 8.2-P1, 8.2.1, 8.2.2-Px, and all 8.2.3-betas.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Use Kaspersky's handy product selector to choose from BSDi Unix, FreeBSD, or Linux anti-virus offerings.

WAN Security & Viruses
Written by Billy Barron, of the University of North Texas, this rather old document nonetheless provides interesting historical information concerning UNIX viruses.

Linux.Diesel Virus
AVP describes this virus as a "benign, nonmemory resident parasitic virus".

IRIA Knowledge Base
From William Stearns, Senior Research Engineer, Institute for Security Technology Studies. Definitive research on Linux and Internet security.

A Reflection on the Year 2000
From Kaspersky Labs, an excellent overview of virus happenings in the year 2000 and examining the 7-fold increase in Linux viruses.

Linux.Vit.4096
From AVP, a description and infector diagram of the Linux.Vit.4096 virus.

Linux.Diesel Virus
AVP describes this virus as a "benign, nonmemory resident parasitic virus".

Ramen virus
The Ramen virus exploits security vulnerabilities in default installations of Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.0

The Invulnerable Penguin?
Predicting a global epidemic of Linux viruses, Denis Zenkin, Kaspersky Lab states, "Linux is the most aggressive and user-hostile environment one can imagine!" A must read for any Linux user.

Linux.Vit.4096
From AVP, a description and infector diagram of the Linux.Vit.4096 virus.

Adore worm
Similar to the Ramen and Lion worm, Adore began infecting systems on or before April 1. William Stearn provides AdoreFind to determine whether your Linux system is affected.

The Invulnerable Penguin?
Predicting a global epidemic of Linux viruses, Denis Zenkin, Kaspersky Lab states, "Linux is the most aggressive and user-hostile environment one can imagine!" A must read for any Linux user.

WAN Security & Viruses
Written by Billy Barron, of the University of North Texas, this rather old document nonetheless provides interesting historical information concerning UNIX viruses.

F-Secure Anti-Virus
F-Secure Anti-Virus for Sun Solaris servers and Linux workstations.

Linux.Vit.4096
From AVP, a description and infector diagram of the Linux.Vit.4096 virus.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Use Kaspersky's handy product selector to choose from BSDi Unix, FreeBSD, or Linux anti-virus offerings.

Linux.Diesel Virus
AVP describes this virus as a "benign, nonmemory resident parasitic virus".

IRIA Knowledge Base
From William Stearns, Senior Research Engineer, Institute for Security Technology Studies. Definitive research on Linux and Internet security.

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