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Risk Level 1: Very Low

April 4, 2007
April 9, 2007 4:58:47 PM
Infection Length:
6,128 bytes
Linux.Podloso is a proof-of-concept virus that infects specific iPodLinux files on the compromised device.

Note: Virus definitions dated April 9, 2007 or earlier detect this threat as Linux.Noslo.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 5, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 5, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 11, 2007
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Modifies Files: Infects Linux files.


  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: IPods
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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