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#1 PuReinSAniTY

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:32 PM

Anyone know where i can get a download for a linux image to test on a VM as i want to see how well linux can hold out on some malware samples.


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:51 PM

There's a couple listed here

 

http://distrowatch.com/

 

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:56 PM

Thanks TsVk!


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

Anyone know where i can get a download for a linux image to test on a VM as i want to see how well linux can hold out on some malware samples.

 

If it is Windows malware samples then it won't affect Linux in the slightest. There is hardly any Linux malware out there.


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 03:58 PM

Tutorial and Download links for Linux Mint in VirtualBox  :wink:

 

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:29 PM

I could write you something that would break your new Linux VM if you like? ... lol



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:45 PM

Mmmm. I would love some linux breaking malware samples, thanks for the offer TsVk! question though, how will you get me the code?


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:09 PM

Lol... it's not really malware. I'd just write you something that sends your computer in circles till it falls over.

 

There is malicious code to be had for research purposes though, quite easily. I'm sure as a malware study hall trainee you could figure out how to find this.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:11 PM

hehehe I know of very dark places that can infect linux...


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:14 PM

oh dear... lol

 

I don't know those places. I do know how to search for research samples though.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:29 PM

hehehe...dark places these days lol


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:50 AM

I could write you something that would break your new Linux VM if you like? ... lol

 

Wouldn't that still be a Windows malware variant? If you are breaking the VM that would be breaking the Windows application and not really Linux, correct?


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

Not really, because all the Windows applications and systems would still work as intended.

 

If you load Windows on a Linux VM host and infect it with malware you have not successfully found a Linux vulnerability. :whistle:


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:12 PM

my brain right now

 

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:22 AM

Note that the only 100% way never to get a computer infected is not to press the power button. 

 

Yes, Linux OS's can get infected too, yet the chances are far less than on Windows & is why I conduct all of my business on a Linux OS, or in the case of a very sensitive one, create a bootable version of the latest Linux Mint (17.2 is newly released) on DVD. Boot from that, conduct my business, reboot the PC & no traces left behind. As long as there was no casual browsing before the transaction, which defeats the purpose, one won't be placing their banking details at risk. 

 

As far as the OS is concerned, one of our Global Moderators (quietman7) has stressed many times using safe computing practices and having personal responsibility. This applies to every OS used, be it Windows, Mac, Linux or Android. Going into the seediest corners of the Web isn't a smart thing to do for anyone. Even if a Linux user, say the browser picks up the infection, yet your OS goes unaffected. Then turn around & connect to a network with Windows computers, all of these computers are at risk, because that's how these infections spreads, is from network to network, just like the cold of flu travels from block to block. The other thing is when using that Linux computer, when you connect outbound, the infection travels through the main lines once it gets outside of the local network. 

 

So even if the Linux OS shows no signs of infection, it can pick up & spread these to many computers & the more networks that Linux computer connects to, the further the infection will spread. 

 

This is why one should run the tools that provided at no charge to Linux users, there's ClamAV that can be ran via the Terminal, AppArmor, rkhunter, chkrootkit (the latter two are available from the Software Manager). hollowface provided a great Tutorial on how to install Sophos for Linux & how to run it, here. 

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578679/sophos-antivirus-for-linux/

 

By running tools that will keep your OS clean, one will lessen risk of infection to themselves & to others. While I don't travel to the seediest corners of the Internet nor recommend the same to others, still there are some that will, and scanning after traveling isn't that complicated of a deal. Plus will catch those nasty malware samples before they're spread all over town. 

 

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Edited by cat1092, 09 July 2015 - 04:23 AM.

Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 





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