Antivirus for Ubuntu
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri May 25 03:10:13 UTC 2007
> Nonsense. There are indeed virus/trojans/bots etc., out there on a daily
> basis that will indeed infect linux. The latest proven on an Ubuntu
> supplied application is for OpenOffice.
This wasn't a virus. It was a worm, and required user approval to run.
> There are many, many patches/fixes that go out for linux/Ubuntu on a
> daily basis. Example:
A security vulnerability is not the same as a Virus.
> IMO, as linux gains popularity I am quite certain that the linux
> community will indeed easily see more and more virus/trojan/DOS/bots in
> the wild over time.
Certainly, but there are almost no Linux viruses in the wild right now.
> That said, I'd advise against such statements as "The only purpose for
> an anti-virus in Linux at this time is to protect the windows users.
> Microsoft Windows is the issue here, not Linux"... Statements like that
> are liable to come back and bite you in the near future.
In the future yes, the near future no.
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