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FLAMING RETORT: All this new Mac malware - whose fault is it?

FLAMING RETORT: It's all your fault!

Flaming Retort is back, this time trying to Coole and Explayne the flames we've had from some Mac users in the past few days.

In a back-to-front way of making Mac fans feel better, I'll start by making everyone feel slightly worse, taking a small potshot at Windows, OS X and Linux fans alike.

FLAMING RETORT: Cooling the friction when Linux meets anti-virus


Welcome to the first installment of a brand new Naked Security column, Flaming Retort!

This week, Sophos Voice of Reason Paul Ducklin soothes the friction which seems to warm things up whenever Linux meets anti-virus.

Linux/Rst-B - very much alive and kicking

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Last month a snippet of our Linux malware research was published in Virus Bulletin. Virus Bulletin is the de facto anti-malware publication but is only available via subscription. With their permission, we decided to republish some of the results here. Read more…

Botnets, a free tool and 6 years of Linux/Rst-B

IRC and botnets

I have mentioned before that we regularly see Linux malware infected with an old Linux virus, Linux/Rst-B. It is 6 years to the day when we first saw Linux/Rst-B and despite reputable anti-virus solutions having being able to detect it since then, we keep seeing Read more…