wine virus story

Dan Kegel dank at
Thu Mar 13 14:11:14 CDT 2008

On 3/13/08, Edward Savage <epssyis at> wrote:
>  Just as a silly outside thought; would it be worth keeping track of
>  some of the bigger windows virus so we can see how good wine
>  compatibiliy with all of the nitty gritty bugs of windows really is?
>  Also this would allow us to identify dangerous areas in wine were the
>  ability to affect the linux environment cross over.

Yes, it would be good to keep an eye on that.

Ideally we'd have an automated script to set up
a petri dish, try out a bunch of known infectious agents,
and see which one of them reproduce.

I haven't done anything like that myself, but I imagine
a good place to start might be to script an instance
of mozilla or ies4linux visiting the top sites listed at
and see if they're able to modify the system at all.
- Dan

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