write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps

cathayan cathayan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 08:26:43 CET 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Pascal Gervais <pggervais at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>> De : cathayan <cathayan at gmail.com>
>> À : XFCE general discussion list <xfce at xfce.org>
>> Envoyé le : vendredi 13 février 2009, 00 h 10 min 25 s
>> Objet : write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps
>> hi,
>> Maybe some people here have already noticed this article:
>> http://lwn.net/Articles/319072
>> http://www.geekzone.co.nz/foobar/6229
>> The author proposed a method to write KDE/Gnome virus, by using the
>> .desktop file and autostart feature of modern DE. I tried on Xfce4.4,
>> and got a same result. So, what do you think of it?
> And how did you get the same result?
> Thunar does not rename the desktop file  with the name written in "Name=", does not leave us execute it and warns us at three different locations that the file is a "suspected-malware".
> See there:
> http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2889/13022009012654925x720ci5.png

Try to save the .desktop file on the Xfce Desktop(~/Desktop) and
double click on it. and you should enable xfce's desktop icon feature

Of course, I do think no one will save file on the Desktop, and the
default saving directory is user's home directory.

cathayan at gmail.com

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