Linux mythbuster fail



  • https://youtu.be/y_lhqg_p21k?t=4m26s

    Link to the relevant part, 4:26

    Guy tries to prove Linux gets malware too. Only proves he's an idiot.

    Moneyshot:



  • Comments are disabled for this video.

    Yep, good for you, or you would have received all the heat from the Interwebs.

    Well, not at all:

    // No one-box for this moron
    https://www.youtube.com/user/MrGizmo757/discussion
    

    On "Mythbusting Linux", *.exe and *.dll are windows extensions. If those malicious binaries are being accessed by the application in question, it must be using Wine or some equivalent to execute it. It's true that Linux can get malware, but in this case it looks like you have Windows malware.

    I also find it troubling that you've disabled comments. Is it to prevent yourself from being debunked?



  • Can someone post a list of all things he's undefined debunking undefined ❓


  • BINNED

    Well, he's right, that directory has malware in it. And I can get malware right now, not a big deal.



  • @cartman82 said:

    Only proves he's an idiot.

    Moneyshot

    uh huh...



  • Is that Blakey?

    @Mr. Virus said:

    I'm not trying to bash on Linux in any way here.

    Nah, clearly not!


  • area_deu

    Have you looked at his channel uploads?



  • The day malware writers get interested in Linux, we still have the BSDs.



  • Can you watch grumpy cats on BSD?



  • @Gaska said:

    Can someone post a list of all things he's debunking

    MYTH: Linux doesn't need (manual?) defragmenting

    Dunno.

    MYTH: Linux doesn't need restart after update

    He's right there.

    MYTH: You can move Linux HD from one PC to another, and it will boot

    Who cares?



  • @cartman82 said:

    MYTH: Linux doesn't need (manual?) defragmenting

    It's not OS-specific thing but FS-specific thing.

    @cartman82 said:

    MYTH: Linux doesn't need restart after update

    Technically, it doesn't. But in practice, it does.

    @cartman82 said:

    MYTH: You can move Linux HD from one PC to another, and it will boot

    Depends on hardware configuration, bootloader settings and /etc/fstab.

    Basically, he's not necessarily wrong - he's just being pedantic dickweed.


  • SockDev

    @cartman82 said:

    MYTH: Linux doesn't need restart after update

    He's right there.

    for most things yes. fr some things (like kernel updates) it's probably a good idea



  • @Gaska said:

    Can you watch grumpy cats on BSD?

    Yes you can!



  • @cartman82 said:

    MYTH: You can move Linux HD from one PC to another, and it will boot

    I keep my personal desktop environment on a USB hard disk that boots into Debian on whatever computer I happen to be using that day, so I know from first-hand experience that this works extremely well.

    Never had it fail with a SATA or IDE installation either, for what it's worth.


  • BINNED

    Well, Debian uses device names, at least if you use LVM:

    ❯ cat /etc/fstab 
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    /dev/mapper/vg1-root /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    /dev/mapper/vg1-home /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
    /dev/mapper/vg1-swap none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/sr0        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
    


  • The only potentially problematic name there is /dev/sr0, but that almost always resolves to an optical drive of some sort; never actually had it cause a problem.

    These days you can leave that line out anyway, and rely on systemd shenanigans instead. It seems to work.



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  • Whatever, I bet this guy can't even use tracer-t to see who's using Google.



  • @cartman82 said:

    Guy tries to prove Linux gets malware too.

    There's malware in the "money shot" you posted.

    It's not executing, but that's not the claim. PEDANTIC DICKWEEDERY!!!



  • The day malware writers get interested in Linux, we'll just change the libc ABI very slightly and recompile the world.


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