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