Suicide Linux a Distro of Linux
GNU/Linux is a collaborative effort between the GNU project, formed in 1983 to develop the GNU operating system and the development team of Linux, a kernel. It is a free and open source software operating system for computers, that concludes it allows anyone to use it, see how it works, and change it.
Linux is also used without GNU in embedded systems, mobile phones and appliances, often with BusyBox or other such embedded tools.
Suicide Linux is a distro of Linux; anytime you accidentally mistype a command into the terminal, and if the terminal is launched as a super user (or by typing “sudo su”, permanently putting the terminal into superuser mode), it will automatically convert it into “rm-rf /” deleting all data on the drive, rendering the OS unusable and unbootable.
It is disputed as to whether Suicidal Linux is malware or noy, as it has to be installed by the user knowing its intention. Upon installation, it hooks into all terminal sessions created by the user. The payload by default can’t activate due to the fact that Linux doesn’t launch terminal sessions as superuser (which would allow the root partition deletion to take place) in turn preventing the execution of the payload.
For those who aren’t acquainted with that particular command, it basically deletes everything on your hard drive. It’s the Linux equivalent of setting your house on fire. Intentionally.
Suicide Linux is meant like a game. Like walking a tightrope. You have to see how long you can continue to use the operating system before losing all your data, and has apparently been around for a very very long period of time.
During end of 2011 Suicide Linux appeared to be a genuine Debian package and now as a Docker image.
Here’s the source.
docker run –rm -it -t tiagoad/suicide-linux
Note: Don’t blame me for loosing your data.