basic - continued
iodine at runbox.no
Sun Feb 7 16:30:20 UTC 2010
> Odd wrote:
>> That is true, but at least a rootkit can't be installed. Anyway, I suppose
>> we'll need antivirus on Linux too, if regular users without the technical
>> knowhow starts using it in large numbers.
> The concept of anti-virus, and even anti-rootkit is badly broken. I
> know it's the best defence we can provide on Windows, where Users have
> to be afraid of clicking on e-mail for $DEITY's sake, but the idea that
> the only future for computer security is a perpetually infinitely
> growing blacklist depresses me.
How about a whitelist then? Seems that would be a good solution.
> Security in Linux is a matter of being vigilant about relevant updates
> to exposed systems and pipelining as much software installation as
> possible through trusted repositories. Yes, the repository can be
> compromised, but I doubt anti-virus will really help here. If someone
> had the rare chance to infect a trusted repo, they would probably take
> the time to craft/find an hereonto unknown infection agent.
Heuristic anti-virus could be of help in those cases.
But I think social engineering is by far the biggest security threat.
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