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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cross platform virus created!

A proof-of-concept cross-platform virus written in assembler has been submitted to Kaspersky Lab, an antivirus company in Russia. This new virus is capable of infecting both window and linux machines. This causes concerns that soon there will be viruses roaming on the internet that is indifferent to your operating system, putting ALL computers at risk. This might affect Mac OS users more than windows users since part of the reason as to why Mac OS is so safe is because it is not a prime target by virus writers.

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