Some thoughts about anti-virus software for Linux

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sat Jan 24 09:46:33 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-01-24 at 02:07 +0100, Florian Diesch wrote:
> In theory an anti-malware program could check the package scripts
> for unusual or potentially dangerous code and warn you.

Yeah. "in theory" just as in theory if I knew the precise location and
momentum of every atom in the universe then I could use Newton's laws to
reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future ;)

I will worry about that as soon as anti-malware vendors can detect more
than 20% of new malware on Windows, where they have decades of
experience and no shortage of specimens to test with.

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