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From: William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:53:36
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses by Dale
1 On 06/07/13 04:12, Dale wrote:
2 >
3 > I had a interesting adventure the other day. A friend of mine's son is
4 > getting ready to go to college. Budget is tight so we went to find a
5 > used laptop for him. I went into the local puter shop and the techie
6 > guy there had a interesting statement that makes me think I'm not
7 > recommending them for computer service to anyone else. While we was
8 > chatting, he said that Linux is just as prone to getting a virus as
9 > windoze and so is a Mac. I think my laughing let him know I wasn't
10 > buying his comment.
11 >
12 > I since did some googling and it seems I am right and he just thought I
13 > was some know nothing guy he could sell some service too. Anyway, has
14 > anything changed to make Linux more prone to viruses than it used to
15 > be? I read a percentage somewhere that said like 99% of viruses are
16 > windoze only. Is there a indisputable source of information on this?
17 >
18 > Thanks.
19 >
20 > Dale
21 >
22 > :-) :-)
23 >
25 food for thought - some years back a member of the local lug picked up
26 that something was listening on a port that he didn't think should be in
27 use. Turned out to be an infected windows binary running under wine ...
29 I presume he had been using wine and this was left running, rather than
30 self starting.
32 BillK


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Re: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>