Podcast 49 Linux Malware Guide

In this Screencast I show you how easy it is to install malware on a Linux box running Gnome or KDE., you can reach me at david at linuxcrazy dot com, or on freenode irc, channel #linuxcrazy.

I have been following the discussion on the gnome developer mailing list here “desktop-devel-list-bounces@gnome.org” and they were talking about the blog post located here; http://www.geekzone.co.nz/foobar/6229

It got me to thinking about all the new Linux users, that with the ease of installation with distros such as Ubuntu I can see this as really working and it is really easy to set up.

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To see if root could be easy to gain access on your box as your normal user try;
tail /var/log/messages
Now the test;
sudo tail /var/log/messages

Update
Looks like the developers of KDE have a plan;
http://www.purinchu.net/wp/2009/02/21/desktop-file-security/