The Flashback Trojan, is a trojan horse affecting personal computer systems running Apple Mac OS X. More than half a million Apple computers have been infected with the Flashback Trojan.


Is Linux is virus free? The author of foobar blog provides some insight about the same. Linux users can’t just catch a virus by email or downloading malware from the Internet, contrary to “those Windows users”. From the foobar blog post:

Then you save an email attachment under Linux, the execute flag is normally NOT set and thus, the file can’t be executed just by clicking on it. So, no luck?


Malware is used for a harmful purpose. It can be in your software or hardware. Email and free (don’t confuse with OSS) or pirated software is the most famous way to spread malware. It is inserted in a system w/o user notification. Wikipedia defines Malware as: Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a […]