I have a Ubuntu installation running in VirtualBox. I have made a few modifications to it (some kernel modules and startup scripts) that I hope would make it very secure. Is there anyway I can test some malware on it? The virtual machine is versioned, so I can revert to a clean state easily.

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    "Is there anyway I can test some malware on it?" I have no idea what you are asking. What do you mean?
    – schroeder
    Dec 4, 2015 at 2:49
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    Ubuntu (and pretty much all other operating systems) ship with reasonably secure defaults. What kinds of modifications did you make, and what attacks are those modifications supposed to protect against?
    – tlng05
    Dec 4, 2015 at 4:07
  • @schroeder Sample malware. Downloading viruses. Exposing it to worms.
    – Melab
    Dec 4, 2015 at 5:33
  • I'm still confused. Just infect it with malware?
    – schroeder
    Dec 4, 2015 at 5:37

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Do you mean you want to get sample malware? According to the book Advanced Malware Analysis, there are a few public resource to get those like:

Open Malware (http://gtisc.gatech.edu/)

You can find out more in that book.

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