Mathew P. wrote:
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> On 2006-05-25, Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Small Security Risk Still Big Selling Point for Linux
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>>| Even companies hawking Linux antivirus products acknowledge that
>>| the operating system doesn't suffer from many security woes at this
>>| point. "Our product is more used to filtering Windows viruses than
>>| actual Linux viruses," said Ron O'Brien, an analyst at Sophos, a
>>| security firm in Abingdon, England.
> Just wondering; are there any Linux viruses out there? Can anyone
> give me an example and info? And if so, have any of them ever been
> consistently successful given the assumption of proper user habits?
> I know that there have been limited exploits in particular daemons
> and servers that have been discovered and fixed fairly quickly, and
> of course the infamous root kit, but I refer here to actual attacks
> by malware; viruses, trojans, etc.
Oh, you'll need to ask our resident expert on that. Erik will tell you all
about the many, many viruses existent.
;-) ;-) :-)
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