Sunday, April 23, 2006

Linus Torvalds is not clever!

Patching an OS isn't new, but patching an OS to enable a virus? Unbelievable and for me unforgivable. Linus Torvalds has recently patched the Linux kernel to fix a small bug that was revealed during the testing of a Windows-Linux cross platform virus. Fixing the bug enables the virus to work as it should. So Linus Torvalds doesn't seem to think that BiWiLi is much of a virus, just a program that has an interesting way of writing to files for which it has permissions. For more details, the stories can be found here and here. It confirms me that a lot of people, even so called brilliant ones, don't have any notice about real security.