Antivirus program for ubuntu feisty amd64
Gilles at Gravier.org
Thu May 10 14:02:32 UTC 2007
Let's put it this way.
In order for a Linux virus to work, in particular from a non root
account, it would have to exploit a serious design or implementation
flaw... which would quickly be fixed by one of the automatic
patches/updates of your favorite (i.e. Ubuntu) distro.
On Windows, a virus just needs to take advantage of one of the many
stupid FEATURES built into Windows to make idiotic users experience an
easier one. Fixing a feature designed on purpose usually implies
seriously affecting user experience... and so it is hard to do in a on
So Windows viruses are quite easy to write. Linux viruses are very hard
Then, of course, there are less Linux users around than Windows users.
So in final, bang for the buck is less on Linux than on Windows. And
buck is more expensive on Linux than on Windows. :)
Davide Corio wrote:
> Il giorno gio, 10/05/2007 alle 09.13 -0400, Mike McMullin ha scritto:
>> Linux Virii do exist on concept form, it's a question of their being
>> out in the wild.
> Sure, but keep in mind that you have to execute (by hand) the virus from
> a root session.
> Lanching the infected file from an unprivileged user session cannot make
> damages to the OS.
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