basic - continued

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at
Mon Feb 8 13:42:08 UTC 2010

On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 09:35:17 +0100
Gilles Gravier <ggravier at> wrote:

> Hi!
> On 08/02/2010 09:28, TSmith wrote:
> >  > In any case, unless you're actually building a file server or a
> >  > mail server, having an anti-virus on Linux is pretty much
> >  > overkill.
> >
> > Why overkill?
> >   
> Well... given the actual number of Linux viruses in the wild... And
> the system security mecanisms (which prevent a user application from
> messing with system files)...
> Most Linux antivirus use virus definition files for Windows... because
> they are used to control files stored on a file server (serving
> Windows machines) or a mail server (accessed by Windows clients).
> Gilles.
I'd like to further state that anti-virus software still can only
protect from the known.  It can't protect from what is coming up
tomorrow or the next day.  It is a rear-guard action at the very best.

Cybe R. Wizard
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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