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  1. #1
    Kent Guest

    Linux virus


    What can I say it's a slow Friday here today.

    http://news.com.com/2100-1023-268936.html?tag=fd_day

    I doubt Linux will ever suffer the same virus problems windows has enjoyed,
    since Microsoft Office (otherwise known as the virus programers platform
    of choice) does not run on Linux.


  2. #2
    Paul Clement Guest

    Re: Linux virus

    On 7 Feb 2003 13:02:11 -0800, "Kent" <kp@kp.org> wrote:


    What can I say it's a slow Friday here today.

    http://news.com.com/2100-1023-268936.html?tag=fd_day

    I doubt Linux will ever suffer the same virus problems windows has enjoyed,
    since Microsoft Office (otherwise known as the virus programers platform
    of choice) does not run on Linux.

    You're right it isn't at the moment because there is very little satisfaction or notoriety in
    developing a virus or exploiting bugs in Linux. But it certainly doesn't mean that the
    vulnerabilities are not there to exploit:

    http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20030124S0013


    Paul ~~~ pclement@ameritech.net
    Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

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