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Title: Why is running Wine with sudo dangerous?
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Created: August 20, 2017
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You could become victim to Wanna Cry Ransomware when running as sudo. This was confirmed in two separate answers.

You could become victim to the Petya Ransomware when running as root as per the accepted answer.

To summarize as a Linux user you too can fall victim to the most famous $300 bitcoin in payment Ransomwares of 2017 only if you run wine with sudo and get infected.

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