Re: Sophos Anti Virus

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From: "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht" <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, 2010/May/15 12:19


> 
> Tim <[email protected]> writes:
>> And the million dollar question for all these people running anti-virus
>> software on their Linux box is:  Have any of you ever had it catch a
>> Linux virus?
> 
>>From reading the Sophos propaganda it sounds like it also helps discover
> intrusions, which might be useful for companies that hire junior admins
> or give admin priveledges to users before they know what they are doing.
> "Oh look at that shiny new screen saver.  Must install as root."
> 
> As for viruses, I was surprised to hear that there were any.  Wikipedia
> lists ~50 linux viruses, worms and trojans.  There is also a good
> summary of linux vulnarabilities.
> 
>      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware
> 
> -wolfgang

Finally, another adult!

{^_-}
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