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Linux Viruses and Such
Malware Timeline (cont'd)
1998: Strange Brew. First Java virus.
May 1998: Adm worm for Linux. Attacked hole in a BIND8 function that's never enabled, already fixed a month earlier.
Jan. 21, 1999: TCP Wrappers v. 7.6 package trojaned at ftp.win.tue.nl, Eindhoven U. Detected within hours by Andrew Brown of Crossbar Security, who noticed it was unsigned. util-linux 2.9g also found trojaned at the same site, next day: John Stange noticed modification to login.c.
1999: Melissa. First Word/Outlook e-mail virus.
Sept. 25, 2000: Red Hat Software, Inc. rolled out Red Hat Network auto-updating, default starting with Red Hat 7.0.