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.
New PoC virus can infect both Windows and Linux