[sf-lug] (forw) Re: [LINUX USER QUESTIONAIRE] How did you become a Linux user?
chinku.linux at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 15:32:13 PDT 2009
What i know is tht the viruses for linux affectonly the local user.....and
not keep spreading all over. Well, the text is worth reading. and it also
mentions that the virus will change permissions,etc,etc. and affect the
files of a user who executed the binary. More i will read.....and also
willing to talk about it more with you and other folks.
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> Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 03:49:58 +0530
> From: chaitanya mehandru <chinku.linux at gmail.com>
> To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
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> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] [LINUX USER QUESTIONAIRE] How did you become a Linux
> Hi Rick,
> So that means linux is at a risk from these viruses/worms? These viruses
> will work in some exceptional cases only!!!
> Can we say that Linux is still secure as compared to windows?
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 3:28 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> > Quoting chaitanya mehandru (chinku.linux at gmail.com):
> > > Also, security is an important concern and there is nothing to worry
> > about
> > > viruses on linux.
> > <deadpan>
> > Even though there have been 66 viruses and 12 worms released to attack
> > Linux specifically? (Reference:
> > http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/index.php?page=virus#virus5<http://linuxmafia.com/%7Erick/faq/index.php?page=virus#virus5>
> > </deadpan>
> > --
> > Cheers, The shortest distance between two puns is a
> > straightline.
> > Rick Moen
> > rick at linuxmafia.com
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