Multi-OS virus?



The multi-OS virus may be a proof of concept, but it could be a sign of bad things to come. Let’s face it, there have been viruses that have taken advantage of multiple ways of spreading (email/open network shares/instant messengers…) It would almost make sense that even though it’s POC…. it may be quickly incorporated into future virus strategies….


There are exploits out that sniff for browser version, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see in the future quite sophisticated viruses that… check the operating system, version, software version that’s it’s attempting to infect and choose the “best” payload for what it sees. Now that Apple Mac is moving from PPC to Intel I suspect we may see Mac in the crosshairs more and more (generally software compiled for one hardware platform doesn’t work on another platform (ppc versus intel for instance…) That much said – I don’t want to claim anything impossible…)

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • List of Open Source software Packages The following is long, but likely not complete. This is a list of open-source software packages: Computer software licensed under an open-source license. Software that fits the Free software definition may be more appropriately called free software; the GNU project in particular objects to their works being referred to as......
  • 16,000 new viruses this year This is for all those people that say to me. "There haven't been any new viruses lately have there?" It's really amazing to me that people think if it's not on the national news it doesn't happen.... According to Pc Pro, Sophos has reported that 16000 new viruses have been......
  • Virus Hoaxes are almost as bad as real viruses I suspect you've probably got a fair share of these, I know I pull my hair out everytime I see someone forward one to their closest 400 friends and include me. Virus warnings. Viruses, are something that I deal with cleaning up quite a bit and I guess people try......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Apple Snow Leopard Apple Rumors Behold the Brilliance Apple, Inc.'s Worldwide Developers Conference is expected to release Mac OS X 10.6, named Snow Leopard, and launch a MobileMe online service to replace Apple's .Mac service. WWDC is also expected to see the release of an Apple 3G iPhone able to synchronize with MobileMe.......
  • 10 Easy Tips To Improve Computer Performance Many computer problems can be solved with free or low-cost products or just by using a few common sense tips to improve performance and keep your PC running for a long time.Computers often freeze or crash when one needs them the most; in the middle of an important presentation, a......
  • How to Start Saving More Right Now For many of us, saving is something that we always plan to do, but never quite get around to it. The bottom line is, if you don’t have a savings account and a regular plan for putting money aside, you may regret it in the future, especially as you get......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site