Kaspersky warns against a new cross platform virus that can infect both Windows and Linux.
Though its intensity is not something to worry about the news that this kind of multiple platform virus was given birth is not good.
Experts state that cross platform malware is just now starting to develop as hackers focus on writing code that can infect different platforms at the same time.
The new virus written in assembler is not a real threat to Linux or Windows but a proof that these kind of projects can be developed in the near future. Called Virus.Linux.Bi.a/Virus.Win32.Bi.a by Kaspersky anti-virus company, the virus infects only files in the current directory. The concept can be developed with given interest and can become a serious threat to PC security.
Though considered to be very difficult, the building of such cross platform viruses is not impossible. Writing such malicious code does seem difficult because it is limited to functions that are available on all the operating systems but as hackers seem to be doing their research things are far from ending here. All companies have been advised to start protecting their non-Windows operating systems with adequate anti-virus tools, as, otherwise, things are going to turn ugly.