[AntiVirus + Ubuntu] was - Re: And another Ubuntu convert!

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Sat Jan 24 22:10:39 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-01-24 at 16:19 -0500, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> That's what it does, but it is also catching phishing attacks and 
> probably some others now. It's not an antivirus. It's a malware scanner, 
> and there was a debate awhile back on it's own list about how 
> appropriate it was for Clam to start protecting people from themselves 
> regarding social attacks and stuff of that nature.

Yeah, but only stuff that comes through the email, no? At least their
website says "Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit
for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways."

Points taken

> The paper was about sloppy architecture in the Win32 API, and it was 
> largely due to backwards compatibility with old mistakes.

Something that fortunately is much less common in free software.


Other points well taken, too :)

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