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    Default Keyloggers and other bad stuff.

    It's natural to be nervous when used to using Windows, but maybe someone could address these issues:

    1) Linux is known for being virus/malware/spyware resistant. Is it still that way? Are there Linux keyloggers that can be installed unknowingly from the internet.

    2) I'm running World of Warcraft on Wine. Does Wine have the same susceptibilities that Windows has? If it does, since I'm not running anything but WOW on Wine, is it possible for keyloggers to cross from Linux into Wine?

    3) Does the Linux firewall protect applications running in Wine?

    4) Is there a good virus/keylogger program for Linux?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Keyloggers and other bad stuff.

    Some of these issues were discussed recently, maybe this will give you a starting point for more queries.

    key loggers - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: Keyloggers and other bad stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Some of these issues were discussed recently, maybe this will give you a starting point for more queries.

    key loggers - openSUSE Forums
    Thanks, that answered the first question. Now for the remaining three...

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    Default Re: Keyloggers and other bad stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by bangorme View Post
    2) I'm running World of Warcraft on Wine. Does Wine have the same susceptibilities that Windows has? If it does, since I'm not running anything but WOW on Wine, is it possible for keyloggers to cross from Linux into Wine?
    I know nothing about WOW (the only game I play in Linux is chess, and I use native Linux programs for that).

    But I have read a number of entertaining articles posted by users who have tried (unsuccessfully) to get virus to run fully under wine. Take a look at some of these entertaining reads:
    IMHO users who run Virtual Box or VMWare are much more likely to see their virtual sessions infected by a virus (than a user running wine).

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    Default Re: Keyloggers and other bad stuff.

    Oldcpu those are dead links

    here is at least an old page that still works

    Linux.com :: Running Windows viruses with Wine

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    Default Re: Keyloggers and other bad stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Oldcpu those are dead links

    here is at least an old page that still works

    Linux.com :: Running Windows viruses with Wine
    oldcpu's post is from 2008 . Here's what happens if users reopen very old threads.
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    Default Re: Keyloggers and other bad stuff.

    lol oops did not notice the age

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