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Ignore the Linux worm hype, say security vendors

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Media reports circulating about the threat posed by a Linux worm called Mare.D have been written off as little more than the result of a "slow news week" by one leading antivirus expert.

The stories stemmed from a fairly innocuous warning on F-Secure's blog about the virus which is targeting open source vulnerabilities, known about since last year, and the risk of infection is believed to be negligible.

As such other security companies have told Silicon.com they are baffled by the media coverage the worm has attracted.

But even F-Secure is confused as to how a run-of-the-mill blog posting has turned into a news story.

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