wine virus story

Edward Savage epssyis at
Thu Mar 13 14:31:49 CDT 2008

This sounds like some thing I'd be able to do though I'm not sure of
the best way to sand box wine away from the system.  What is the best
way to go about this, would simply creating a new user be enough to
protect a system, or does a vm have to be used?

I have a bit of free time tomorrow so I'll make a start and see where I get.

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 6:11 AM, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> 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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