basic - continued

Odd iodine at
Mon Feb 8 14:29:20 UTC 2010

Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> 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.

You've never heard of heuristic analysis, huh?


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