Bugs / Virus
Open source innovator and SNORT creator, Sourcefire, Inc., today announced that it has acquired ClamAV, a leading open source gateway anti-virus and anti-malware project. Sourcefire's first acquisition since its Initial Public Offering in March 2007, ClamAV will broaden the company's open source footprint while providing the technology foundation for new products and services that will extend the company's Enterprise Threat Management network security portfolio.
Oh, antivirus products. They're a commodity item, right? They're all pretty much the same. Wrong, according to a live test of antivirus products for Linux conducted last night at the LinuxWorld event in San Francisco.
After installing the Samsung Linux printer drivers of April 2007, many applications, like OpenOffice.org, open themselves with root permissions. The link shows that the installation script replaces some applications with a setuid script.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered the first virus designed to infect iPod portable media players. The virus, which has been named Podloso, is a proof of concept program which does not pose a real threat.
The ClamAV team is proud to announce the long awaited ClamAV 0.90. This version introduces lots of new interesting features and marks a big step forward in the development of the antivirus engine.
Panda Software is launching the beta version of its well known Panda DesktopSecure for Linux solution, a complete security suite for protecting Linux workstations.
The new Panda Software solution includes signature-based detection of malicious code, the Genetic Heuristic Engine -a new technology capable of detecting more unknown malware than traditional heuristics- and, unlike similar solutions, it includes a powerful firewall. It also has the advantage that all these features can be controlled simply and intuitively through a single graphic interface.
FTFA "Even though we can not identify the operating system for 53% of the connections, Linux is being used for at least 43% of all spammy connections. Solaris, Windows and FreeBSD are used infrequently."