basic - continued

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at
Sun Feb 7 14:04:40 UTC 2010

Amedee Van Gasse wrote:
> On 07-02-10 09:51, Rashkae wrote:
>> "There are no viruses that work with Linux" is not true, plain an
>> simple.  A linux box is just as capable of being rooted; without user
>> intervention as any other. Mind, I will grant you, that you have to
>> broaden the definition of virus a bit.  Since people don't copy binary
>> programs from one computer to another, I've never seen an actual 'virus'
>> for Linux, but for that matter, it's been over 12 years since I've seen
>> one of those for Windows either.
> The narrow definition of 'virus' and the distincion with trojan, worm, 
> rootkit,... is just semantics. From a security point of view, perhaps 
> it's better to just speak about "malware", but most of the times people 
> mean all kind of malware when they use the word virus, including the 
> non-viral malware.

Yeah, get the score straight. virus = unauthorized self replicating 
software that 'infects'

Very few, if not none, of that on Linux.

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