Linux and Spywares - lack of reading
nmw at ion.le.ac.uk
Thu Feb 17 09:59:20 UTC 2005
> Of course you do know of the recent exploits found for Mozilla, aren't
> you, Brian? What's this "No antivirus needed" I hear about for Linux?
First of all, that's not a Linux virus, or a Linux anything. It's a fault in
the browser and affects Windows just as much as Linux.
Secondly, it's not a virus. No amount of Linux or Windows anti-virus
software will protect you against it. It requires a patch to the browser,
which is likely to happen much quicker from Mozilla than it would from
Microsoft (who would no doubt have kept the information quiet in the hopes
that they could just ignore it, until it eventually leaked to the press and
they had to do something about it pronto).
Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group,
University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
E-mail : nmw at ion.le.ac.uk
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