[Linux-aus] Non-Malicious Linux Malware?

David Newall davidn at davidnewall.com
Wed Dec 2 17:16:42 EST 2009

Randall Crook wrote:
> Apart from the oxymoron, I am surprised no one has done this before 

Well, there was Robert Morris's "internet worm", back in the '80s, which 
took down much of the internet. Mind you, the internet was a lot smaller 

> As to advertising it exists and what it can do.. Absolutely. The more 
> people know it can be done, and the more education about using SElinux 

The interesting point about Morris et al's worm was that it exploited 
security holes which had been known and documented for years. Letting 
people know is unlikely to change peoples' habits. Being bitten does that.

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