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Can you get infected when surfing with a live Linux CD (JustBrowsing)


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 06:37 PM

Is it possible to infect your system while using JustBrowsing http://justbrowsing.info/ from a CD if you go to malicious web page? JB doesn't save anything to your HDD/SDD so typical malware cant infest your system. But what about BIOS or boot sector virus infections?



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:03 PM

 

Can you get infected when surfing with a live Linux CD

Even if by some chance the bad guys managed to infect your system, Without some sort of persistence it would be gone after reboot.

 

 

 

 

But what about BIOS or boot sector virus infections?

Again unlikely.



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 09:26 PM

No, viruses would not stick on the DVD unless it is a rewritable DVD.


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 04:47 PM

This would only be possible by malware that is

1) designed to run on multiple operating systems (Linux and Windows in this case)

2) your Live CD mounts your disks in write mode.

 

Do you know if your Live CD mounts your HD/SSD?

 

Malware that runs on Linux and Windows is extremely rare.


Edited by Didier Stevens, 26 October 2015 - 04:48 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 07:34 PM

This would only be possible by malware that is
1) designed to run on multiple operating systems (Linux and Windows in this case)
2) your Live CD mounts your disks in write mode.
 
Do you know if your Live CD mounts your HD/SSD?
 
Malware that runs on Linux and Windows is extremely rare.

No it does not.
JustBrowsing isn't even able to to see the HD/SSD it has its own isolated file system that "doesn't" mount the HD/SSD.


Edited by SuperSapien64, 26 October 2015 - 07:43 PM.





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