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If Windows is infected can a virus read personal information on a Linux HDD?

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#1 iHATEbigGOV


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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:37 PM

Hi, this is kind of an odd question so I will do my best to explain it.

My hard drive configuration is like this:

40GB Maxtor with Windows XP on it. NTFS.

320GB with Ubuntu on it. Ext2.

Now, if Windows XP gets infected can that virus read personal information on Ubuntu's HDD?

For example in /HOME/USER/DESKTOP I have a folder called Bank account and Pictures, now can that virus read those personal items?

The reason I ask is because I configured FS driver (allows you access Ext2 from windows) to allow me to view, delete, edit etc. from my windows box, and I can 100% access them.

So is my Linux documents safe from a Windows virus?

Also if Windows has a key logger logging keystrokes can it affect Linux?

Thanks in advance!!! :thumbsup:

Sorry if I sound dumb! :flowers:

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