__/ [Gandalf Parker] on Tuesday 08 November 2005 16:29 \__
> *sigh* well we knew it was possible and even discussed methods. Been done
> before and will again. As Linux gets more popular, with popular packages,
> and more "default installs"; there will be more of this.
> Well we still have a good score but its going to get harder and harder to
> maintain it
> Gandalf Parker
Why is it labelled a "Linux virus/worm" though? I repeatedly see that in
the headlines, but it is XML-RPC packages that are flawed and cause Linux
servers to be targetted.
Is there anything funamentally bad with the kernel? Is XML-RPC an integral
part of a Linux server out of the box or a desktop running Linux? Of
course not. I think the media just likes the deadline which puts Linux
alongside the troubled Windows and makes 90% of the reader have that smug
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