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The first Linux botnet?

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Has Linux security been breeched? Are Linux systems in danger of being transformed into botnet zombies the way millions of Windows PCs have been? In a word: "Nah."

According to a report in The Register, A Russian security researcher, Denis Sinegubko, has discovered a cluster of infected Linux servers that have been corralled into a botnet, which is then used to distribute malware to Windows users. Is t

Ah, Windows fans everywhere, I hate to break this to you but compromised Linux servers have been used for ages to run Windows botnets. After all, if you had a couple of hundred of thousand Windows PCs at your beck and call would you use Windows to control them? Of course not!

Yes, Linux servers have been broken into manually. There is not, I repeat, is not, any malware that automatically convert Linux desktops or servers into virus-spreading boxes. All that has happened is that someone, as many others have in the past, has busted into improperly secured Linux servers.

I've said it before. I'll say it again. Security is a process, not a product.

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lazy admins

Thats what happens when you dont do things correctly. You have a powerful os and dont use the tools. Now if people could figure out how to use their pc correctly then I can stop receiving spam in my email.

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