Stardust virus infects Linux or UNIX OpenOffice documents

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have spotted what they believe is the first virus for OpenOffice, the open-source rival to Microsoft’s Office productivity suite.

As open source started to gain more and more popularity, virus writers/hackers started to target Open source software(s).

FTA “…The virus, dubbed Stardust, is capable of infecting OpenOffice and StarOffice, which is sold by Sun Microsystems, a Kaspersky Lab researcher wrote on the Russian company’s Viruslist Web site on Tuesday..

Read the full article at: C|net News | Found via digg


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4 comments… add one
  • Aleksandersen Nov 2, 2006 @ 12:46

    Was this the old OpenOffice.org document format or the OpenDocument format?

  • 🐧 nixCraft Nov 2, 2006 @ 18:30

    Aleksandersen,

    It is a macro virus so file format doesn’t matter, IMPO.

    Hope this helps!

  • pro003 Jan 26, 2008 @ 10:32

    However! It is The First virus to be found as threat for OpenOffice.Org and on the other side how many threats are there for MS Office?…. Anybody?

  • vwbond Feb 23, 2009 @ 15:01

    MS Office is like Swiss Cheese to viruses man. I like Linux but I thinks Windows 7 will be much better then Vista we will have to see. OpenOffice.org is outstanding.

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