wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Sep 20 16:25:38 UTC 2007
Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> Especially: installing all security patches doesn't prevent you from
> clicking on the attachment sent to you via email by some "friendly" guy
> who tells you something like "Look! I attached a little program that
> displays a slideshow of nude pics of [insert your favorite celebrity
> here]. You MUST SEE!!!!".
> If you execute malware, it has the right to do everything you're allowed
> to - like deleting your data, adding a call to start a keylogger to
> your ~/.bashrc etc. - regardless whether or not the system is up-to-date.
> It's every user's own responsibility to keep his fingers under control.
While this is true, I have yet to see any e-mail malware attachments
that can run in a Linux environment. They all seem to be aimed at
Have I just been lucky? Have you seen any Linux malware? While it
*could* exist, *I* have never seen any, though I've only been using
Linux since Sarge was Debian Testing,,,
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