ClamAv: is anyone paying attention?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Mon Nov 20 18:39:44 UTC 2006

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:52:27 -0700
"drew einhorn" <drew.einhorn at> wrote:

> On 11/20/06, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at> wrote:
> > I guess this isn't what you want to hear, but.... try reading this URL.
> > It's intelligent and convincing.
> >
> >
> >
> I agree that Linux is much a much more secure enviornment,
> but the linked document paints far too rosy a picture.  And at
> the present time linux viruses are a NEARLY insignificant threat.
> But, have you ever heard the term, "privilege escalation"?

Yes, of course.
> Sooner or later, we WILL be hit with the first big linux virus outbreak.

Possibly. I merely linked to Rick Moen's page because it discusses the
issue in what I think is a clear-headed manner.

What do you think a /specifically Linux/ anti-virus program should actually
*do* ? It's an interesting question... 


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