Re: [masq] 1st virus in Linux :( (fwd)

Jon Tombs (
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 17:30:21 +0100 (MET)

Kai Henningsen said:

> A virus is something that infects binaries. A trojan is something that
> mimics something else. This is a virus.

bliss, moves the binary to /tmp, and then mimics the binary be forking itself
before running the real binary. By your own definition this is a trojan.

A virus would need to modify the binary, this is little more than what
you can do with a shell script called ls.


Jon. <,>