Re: Speaking of viruses

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On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 22:18, Elton Woo wrote:
> WA9ALS - John wrote:
> >Another naive question from a Linux newbie - Are you guys all running
> >antivirus software on your Fedora box?  I've had some pretty knowledgeable
> >Linux guys tell me it's unnecessary - Could that be correct?  I understand
> >
> Though linux is more secure than most Windows systems, I would STRONGLY
> ADVISE, that you do not take the attitude that "it can't happen". IMNSHO,
> besides a firewall, using at least one antivirus application is highly 
> advisable,
> even if you *never* connect to Windows clients.
> No computer (for that matter, *nothing* made by man) is 100% foo-proof,
> or invincible to attack. I would prefer to err on the side of caution, 
> rather than
> blithely assume that you will never get attacked. Unless you're one of 
> those
> people who believe in getting fire insurance *after* a major fire!
> cheers,
> Elton Woo ;-)
> - 
> "You only live once: let's make life BETTER for each other."
> LINUX User #193975 [AMD ATHLON CPU] ICQ #149608718.
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Now, where would a Linux newbie acquire such anti-virus software for
Linux?  Inquiring minds want to know.  Do you actually run anti-virus
software for Linux?  If so, what does this software actually do?
Bruce W. Bigby
Don't be fooled by sale pitches.  The only money that you save is
money that you keep.  Anything less is a deception.

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