Linux security

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Fri Apr 28 22:36:05 UTC 2006

yomoenco wrote:
> When YOU start something because someone mailed it to you then of course
> you can delete all your documents, but THAT is not a virus but a user
> action.

Depends on the definition of "YOU" and "virus". For example, if 
Thunderbird automatically ran all attachments with a .exe extension, is 
that "ME"?

Let's not get lost on the definition of virus. I'll happily use the word 
"malware" if you prefer. I'm looking at how Linux addresses security 

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