Stardust virus infects Linux or UNIX OpenOffice documents

in Categories Linux desktop, News, Security last updated June 1, 2006

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..

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. 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?

  2. 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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