Wine malware story

Michael Ost most at
Fri Apr 11 12:12:26 CDT 2008

"Dan Kegel" <dank at> wrote:
> is a fairly thin article about malware in wine;
> it's worth mentioning only because it shows
> the issue is getting discussed more.

As Wine gains functionality --- supporting Windows services, binary 
drivers, registry startup programs, etc --- it seems like it will be 
more vulnerable on this score.

 From my somewhat naive point of view regarding Windows malware, I would 
like to see Wine have the option of only running the app that I asked it 
to and not a bunch of other stuff that gets auto-loaded and run.

An option like that could be billed as making Wine "safer" than Windows.

I'm also really glad that my Wine-based product is moving away from 
running Wine as root!

Cheers... mo

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