[glugot] Re: virus & network

  • From: Joe Steeve <joe_steeve@xxxxxxx>
  • To: glugot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, dravidan_v@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 10:31:19 +0530 (IST)

From: Venkat Narasimhan <dravidan_v@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 03:28:38 +0000 (GMT)

> different from windows , it isn't FAT 32 system so a
> virus desingned to affect windows based systems cannot
> obviously affect a linux systems apart from this

The OS is based on UNIX model. Hence the filesystem supports security
features. Therefore, some xyz program wont be able to infect the
system files. However, if a program is run as superuser, then there is
a possibility that it could cause havoc.

However `trojans' are frequent on all UNIXes and GNU/Linux is no
exception to it. But trojan horse attacks are mostly due to un-skilled
administration and it is not the problem of the OS. 


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