[PLUG] Linux /Windows virus appears (fwd)

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Jun 5 16:52:29 PDT 2002


On Wed, 5 Jun 2002, Neil Anuskiewicz wrote:

> Which is pretty much a non-issue because who runs email as root anyway?

Neil,

  Don't ask. You might not like the answer.
 
> Is Linux pretty much immune from devastating virusus  by virtue of
> the fact that it can do only so much damage in user space? Well, I guess
> immune is too strong a word but highly resistant would be apprpriat?

  That's my understanding. There was one, proof-of-concept virus written,
but it was benign and done just to see if it could be done.

  Worms are a different matter. Remember Bob Morris Jr's famous Internet
Worm of the early 1980s?

Rich





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