The Winux virus
March 28, 2001 2:41 PM   Subscribe

The Winux virus is reported to affect both Windows and Linux boxes/applications. The article says it's "written in a primitive computer language called 'assembly language'." On a side note, who do they get to write these articles? Certainly they are uncomfortable with technology...
posted by fooljay (5 comments total)
A little more information about what it 'actually does.' Apparently, it doesn't have a payload and works like most parasitic viruses. Note the string:

[Win32/Linux.Winux] multi-platform virus
This GNU program is covered by GPL.

posted by samsara at 2:56 PM on March 28, 2001

Ah, yes. Our Paleolithic ancestors used to convert this so-called "assembly language" into machine code with their bare hands! I read that French archaeologists found a copy of "Borland Turbo Assembler" in the caves of Lascaux.
posted by waxpancake at 2:56 PM on March 28, 2001

doesn't have a payload Yet. very ominous.
posted by th3ph17 at 3:30 PM on March 28, 2001

"Primitive" word come from Latin (much more then a
dead language , it's still alive and kicking) and also
means "elemental, original" . , but I doubt that the
dude that wrote the article knew that. Coincidence ? :D
posted by elpapacito at 5:24 PM on March 28, 2001

primitiae, primitiarum.. yes yes. But he's still ass. :-D
posted by fooljay at 9:01 PM on March 28, 2001

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