[PLUG] Linux /Windows virus appears (fwd)
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?
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?
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