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It is not discovered by McAfee, they just read the newsgroups were it was freely avaible (GPL?). There is even an --bliss-uninfect-files-please command line option. Get more info here: http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/bliss/ ~ Thijs @ 01 june 2005
First Linux virus?
I removed "It was the first virus known to infect systems running Linux." since this doesn't seem to be the case. Staog seems to be the first; just do a Google search for first linux virus. Sether 20:32, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Slight rewrite needed?
"It writes a neat log of all its actions to /tmp/.bliss and even has a --bliss-uninfect-files-please command line option that sometimes might come handy, and actually does what it promises." is a direct duplicate of text in the linked article. Not sure how serious this is. No copyright text in linked page. Other than rewording to say the same thing, dunno what to do about it.
"When executed, it attempts to attach itself to Linux executable files, to which regular users do not have access."
I do not know a lot about Bliss, but from what I read, it seemed like the program rather tries to infect all executables that the user has access to, regardless of their location. It can't infect files that the user is not permitted to change, but if the user being infected is running the root account, the virus can infect everything. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:37, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Copyright problem removed
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