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UH OH a Trojan Targets Linux Users?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Rich M, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Rich M

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    New Trojan Spies on Linux Users by Taking Screenshots and Recording Audio
    Only the screengrab function is active in the first version
    Jan 19, 2016 12:31 GMT ยท By Catalin Cimpanu
    Dr.Web, a Russian antivirus maker, has detected a new threat against Linux users, the Linux.Ekocms.1 trojan, which includes special features that allow it to take screengrabs and record audio.

    Discovered four days ago, Linux.Ekocms is only the latest threat targeting Linux PCs, after the Linux.Encoder ransomware family and the Linux XOR DDoS malware had caused a large number of issues last autumn and put a dent in Linux's status as impermeable when it comes to malware infections.
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/new-...-screenshots-and-recording-audio-499113.shtml
     
  2. bringIT

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    Awesome glad to see the Linux users have finally joined in the woes of Windows users. Come on Mac users!
     
  3. Rich M

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    Yeah they need to catch up also, huh?
     
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    Um. Those DARN Linux users :crazy:. I am one of them too but I actually prefer windows. There have been viruses and other things out there for the nix users but because of the inherent security of the Linux system and the up-front user account settings there is little chance of infection, and because Linux is open source this possible attack vector is already null & void more than likely.
     
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    I play with Linux and in fact do use a live-cd regularly to retrieve customer files and data from dead systems.
     
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    A live Linux CD is great for getting files and data from a dead PC. They have a PC now for seniors that runs Linux. Here's a interesting read about it. I have seen one in my retirement village. It's pretty hard to mess it up. You can't add any programs or delete any programs, but it has all the features a senior needs! It's pretty pricey, so that's a big factor.
    http://www.firststreetonline.com/El...+Office/WOW+Computer+with+22+Inch+Monitor.axd
     
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    I know, but a senior with a very quick clicker can really mess a computer up. Believe me I see this on a daily basis here at Golden Oaks.
    The WOW is almost impossible to mess up. It does all a senior wants to do. We wouldn't be happy with it but it sure saves kids lots of time cleaning up and fixing their fokes PC. I think they also get a 24/7 help forum that will take remote control and fix any problems they encounter!
     
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    I get that Gary but just making them a standard user solves most of the problems with an Admin acc't to call on when necessary.
     
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    That's just great! Don't mind the virus issue on Linux so much as hope I get to learn how to use it more, before one gets me! LOL
     
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    It is so unlikely Dee, I would not worry about it just reporting here is all!
     
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