Donald &/or Mila Trombley donmila at
Wed May 9 19:15:27 UTC 2007

Corey Burger wrote:
> On 5/9/07, Donald &/or Mila Trombley <donmila at> wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, does linux suffer from Viruses like Windows does,
>> since both operate on similar Processors?
> Viruses exploit software issues, not hardware ones (although
> exploiting a hardware bug is possible, merely very hard and thus not a
> very attractive target). In addition, the fragmentation of Linux makes
> it a very unattractive target for virus writers. Remember, they are
> aiming for massive impact. In the end, there have been a few proof of
> concept viruses and at least one in the wild more than 10 years ago,
> but nothing like the current Windows crop.
> Corey
Thanks.  That gives me some comfort...... :-P !
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