Re: Repost: Linux is Secure - HAHA, Maybe not!!

From: Rick Moen (rick_at_linuxmafia.com)
Date: 04/23/05


Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 19:10:13 -0400

Hey, kiddo. Fix your Followup-Tos. Time to grow up.

In comp.os.linux.security billwg <billwg@hotmail.com> wrote:
 
> If a "couple of those" are "worms that worked", then it would seem that
> it is not impossible to infect linux with a virus, which was the premise
> of the OP.

http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/index.php?page=virus#virus5

Quoting from near the end, after going through literally _all_ of the
"malware" ever produced thus far for Linux (which for reasons cited have
been, uniformly, spectacularly unsuccessful in the wild):

   V. In Summary:

   There are real threats [link] to Linux security. If you spend time
   looking for "Linux viruses" -- which, by and large, can come at your
   system only if you GET BEHIND THEM AND PUSH -- you might miss the
   real threats and not do something useful like studying your
   security profile [link] and other measures [link].

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