wine virus story

Christopher Harvey arbuckle911 at
Thu Mar 13 14:36:25 CDT 2008

Dan Kegel 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
I like that idea. are there any linux tools to watch files for changes? 
Or maybe have linux watch the wine processes for their file changing 

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