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Re: Linux Viruses



hi,
  Linux has a different set of Security issues. Suffice it to say
there is no perfect model. Having said that it is important to 
realize that one of the key components of security is to 
explicitly  allow. What one observes from windows is that the
environment is explicitly deny. This in itself is a recipe 
for disaster. The thought pattern of security practices are
quite a bit different than the thought pattern of either
systems in usual usage. What it comes down to mostly is when 
you let users do anything they want and build a system that 
promotes that type of usage your security goes out the window;-}
Best Regards
dreamwvr dreamwvr com
On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 01:33:34PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Well, there might be more attacks, but the circumstances are radically
> different. Suffice it to say there are many more tools at hand to secure a
> linux/unix system. Also, the open nature of linux software assists because
> many more people can cooperate in assuring the reliability of that
> software. It's different from Microsoft in this important respect--where
> only Microsoft can deal with security holes, which it generally only does
> when it gets around to it.
> 
> Furthermore, I would disagree that linux/unix is not under attack because
> it's less popular. In fact, it's more popular, still, for Internet
> servers. And, a server coming down affects many people.
> 
> Yes, there have been successful attacks on linux/unix. Let's see, the last
> big one was in the late 1980's, right?
> 
> But, like anything else, if you leave the door open, someone you don't
> want to greet may just walk in.
> 
> 
>  On Wed, 19 Sep 2001,
> John J. Boyer wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > One reason there are so many Microsoft viruses is that their software is
> > used on a vast number of machines. If Linux were to become popular, wouldn't
> > there be a lot of Linux viruses? Or Worms? There have been some notorious
> > Unix infections.
> > Thanks.
> > John
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