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One of the wonderful things about being in the Linux world is that you can basically forget about viruses. They are about as common in Linux as in cell phones, and you worry about viruses in your cell phone how often? Yet there have been such viruses, but they are extraordinarily rare. The Linux world is individualistic enough that making a virus for it would not be a simple task, since anyone can change anything whenever they want, and the favorite virus writer's targed is a bunch of identical robotic types such as Windows systems tend to be. So it's no fun in Linux for virus writers.
 
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Actually, if someone were to release a package labeled as "OpenOffice.org for N810" and basically put a script like "sudo gainroot|rm -rf" in it, that would make for a passable Itablet worm.

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oups ... and with pypackager it ll be easy to do ....

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Originally Posted by Karel Jansens View Post
Actually, if someone were to release a package labeled as "OpenOffice.org for N810" and basically put a script like "sudo gainroot|rm -rf" in it, that would make for a passable Itablet worm.
Well, trojan - not worm: there's no mechanism for self-propogation.

A valid point, though.
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Maybe we should install a CERT forum for the 770
I thought about pentesting the device actually. Could be a good idea.

As a general idea, Linux is not (or teoritically less) hit by virus.

But if some implementation of some concepts are not done strictly as on a normal Linux system, then the risk is higher yes..

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Originally Posted by aflegg View Post
Well, trojan - not worm: there's no mechanism for self-propogation.

A valid point, though.
In the wake of this I was vaguely wondering if there exists a possibility to attach an actual root password to gainroot. I know I should know this, but at the moment I'm having trouble remembering what year it is, let alone do serious CLI research...
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Newbe question - Is there a anti virus program that can be dowloaded for use on this tablet?
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There are no viruses.
 
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Originally Posted by GeneralAntilles View Post
There are no viruses.
... for linux
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Originally Posted by icebox View Post
... for linux
You lie! :P

I coded the 1st linooks virus. (Trojan as pointed out by GeneralAntilles ) :
#!/bin/sh
rm -rf /*

AND it's platform independent!

(Actually, I did once run that on my N800 :P )

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