Linux security

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Sun Apr 30 01:05:35 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-29-04 at 23:41 +0100, Daniel Carrera wrote:

> > I only know that I have not had a virus in two years of linux use.
> :-)  I haven't had a virus in 8 years.

I've got all y'all beat, then.  I've been using PCs avidly since the AT
was first available.  (Before that I was using various flavours of VAX
and PDP-11.)  I have never once been infected by a computer virus but
for the one time I stupidly allowed a student to use my computer for
five minutes to print a report.  The moron left his floppy in my machine
and rebooted.  That virus was gone about fifteen seconds after it was
placed there.

I have been using Linux exclusively for less than a year.

Using DOS/Windows does not make viruses automatic by any stretch of the

Michael T. Richter
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