A Virus for What?

That’s right, a Korean Mozilla distributor released binaries containing a three year old virus for Linux.

What you say? A virus for Linux?

That’s right, they do exist. However, in my time using Linux (4 years) I’ve been hit only once by the cinik worm on a webserver of mine and it was quickly dealt with.

According to Symantec, the worm has infected between 0 and 49 systems total in the three years it’s been around. This out of an estimated 29 million Linux machines in operation worldwide.

In a gross example of sensationalism, reported that mozilla thunderbird and others were infected, with the implication that Mozilla shipped this somehow. If you use Thunderbird or another Mozilla product, no need to worry. An unofficial mirror was the target, and the problem was corrected almost immediately after discovery.

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