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Old 22nd September 2011, 17:05
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Default Linux desktops susceptibility to botnets?

I refer to an article by Russinovich:
http://www.windowsitpro.com/blog/sec...ion-pcs-139683

My impression is that these things are being written to exploit Windows clients and servers, correct or not? And that Linux desktops are pretty not affected?

Any comments and/or feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 22nd September 2011, 18:26
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I refer to an article by Russinovich:
http://www.windowsitpro.com/blog/sec...ion-pcs-139683

My impression is that these things are being written to exploit Windows clients and servers, correct or not? And that Linux desktops are pretty not affected?

Any comments and/or feedback would be appreciated.
Having done a search on "Linux AND Botnet" - google...I find some fuzzy information on Linux servers, particularly web servers, where the source of the malware is unknown.
BUT, I am basically interested in the vulnerability of Linux desktops - that don't run web servers or Samba, NFS, etc.
Any of these being source infections from the newer botnets? I don't see a clear answer from the search answers I have looked at.
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I'am not aware of any botnets that target Linux desktops. All rootkit infections on Linux systems that I've seen in the last years were caused by vulnerabilitys in web server scripts.
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