[24hoursupport] Re: bogus email from Microsoft

  • From: "Wyatt M. Portendt" <nunyabidness6@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 20:14:57 -0500

Corrections noted.

On Tuesday 23 September 2003 08:21 pm, you wrote:
> Most of the Linux-targeted things aren't locally executed, but attack
> using buffer overflows and the like.  Very few viruses/worms/trojans are
> scripting type, or are locally executed.  It's not so much that it's
> harded to cause trouble with a Linux box, just that fewer people try to do
> it.  I'm speaking as a Linux sysadmin for several machines on multiple
> platforms.
> BTW, 'virii' is incorrect.  Virus (from Latin) is a neuter nown and has no
> plural, so the plural (in English) is 'viruses.'
> Fuzzy

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