[ILUG-BOM] Viruses Anyone?

Siddhesh Poyarekar siddhesh.poyarekar at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 20:52:09 IST 2007

On Dec 2, 2007 8:09 PM, Rony <gnulinuxist at gmail.com> wrote:
> This virus does not reach the stage of executing after download. As soon
> as you click on the download link, instead of the file download
> beginning, the system goes into a reboot. It has got infected. On
> reboot, it brings in the bigger payload which causes irreversible damage
> as it reboots everytime an admin command is run. If the net is shut off
> just before the system boots again, the bigger payload is kept away and
> the system can be restored to an earlier clean period. This is something
> very recent so I was wondering if there has been some major attack on
> the web servers.

I don't think it's got anything to do with the web servers. I think
replacing windows with Linux will solve the problem ;)

> Why does Linux save a .exe file as .exe.bin in the vfat partition when
> downloading directly from Firefox? Is that an indication of the attacks
> or is it normal?

It's a bug:


Siddhesh Poyarekar

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