fire wall & anti-virus? do i really need it
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Thu Sep 7 17:41:26 UTC 2006
· Dimitri Mallis <dimitri.mallis at gmail.com>:
> hi all,
> im just wondering if i really need to run a fire wall & anti-virus?
That's simple - no, you don't and that's independent of the
> there any threats for linux/ubuntu users?
Yes. That's why it's of utmost importance to always keep up-to-date.
> are there even any viruses for
No. Unix systems aren't "endangered" by virus, but much more by
attacks against server systems and trojans.
But as long as Windows is so prevelant, the risk is compareatively
> i also have Firestarter installed & have never used it, well actually i
> tried once & it blocked access to my local LAN so i just disabled it
Firewalls aren't needed - just make sure, that only those servers
run, which are needed and that the system is up-to-date.
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