Hands-on testing of the new Linux virus

Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 12:48 AM EST

Our tests shows the code's viral nature is sometimes -- but not always -- effective on both platforms, depending on the kernel being used. Of course, it's impossible for us to test every version of the kernel out there, but thus far, it looks like those prior to version 2.6.16 are susceptible, and at least some of those after that release are not.

Here's how we tested at NewsForge.

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