fire wall & anti-virus? do i really need it

Alexander Skwar listen at
Thu Sep 7 17:43:53 UTC 2006

ยท Adriano Varoli Piazza <moranar at>:

> 2006/9/7, unksi <unksi at>:
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>> I don't use either, as I have a firewall on my router and for the
>> viruses, if there is any you have to run them manually as root anyways.
> You're top-posting.

Which is quite annoying.

> And a virus that operates under a normal user's 
> permissions could easily wipe out all their data (backup? what
> backup?), which is the important part most users care about.

Well, a virus first needs to installed, which often means 

But if it's running, it could use one of the many *local*
priv. escalation exploits to gain root access. But that's
not what virusses normally do.

Alexander Skwar
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