Kaspersky Labs are reporting that they have discovered a Proof of Concept (PoC) virus that can infect both Linus ELF files and Windows PE files. Kaspersky states that clearly this is only a PoC.

We have all seen this before – it doesn’t take long for a PoC to become reality.  I’m wondering how long it takes for something like this to be come a reality, and in fact to be come “standard practice” for virus writers.

Just a reminder, just because you run OS X, Linux or other *nix variant, doesn’t mean that you are immune form viruses.  Practice Defense in depth, because the threats are out there for every OS.

– Larry

New PoC virus can infect both Windows and Linux