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

shadowkernel shadowkernel at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 10:23:20 UTC 2006


We get software by apt-get and download from sf.net, both of which do 
not contain virus.

Alexander Skwar wrote:
> · Adriano Varoli Piazza <moranar at gmail.com>:
>
>   
>> 2006/9/7, unksi <unksi at kapsi.fi>:
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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.
>>>
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>> 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 
> compiling.
>
> 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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