[Smaug] linux virus scanner
cerise at armory.com
Fri Dec 16 14:11:51 PST 2005
Sure. A lot of people have been putting things like Clam AntiVirus together.
While the immediate question, "Why does Linux need a virus scanner?", is quite
valid, there's a very good reason.
Windows has been proven time and time again to be ineffective against viruses,
trojan horses, and worms. In an (unfortunately) Microsoft dominated world
where a not-insignificant number of systems connected to the net run Windows
(and frequently unpatched ones at that), it's an excellent idea to try and
minimize the danger presented by those systems.
Namely, by filtering out suspicious attachments in incoming mail.
On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 01:37:59PM -0800, Peter Belew wrote:
> On 12/16/05, cerise at armory.com <cerise at armory.com> wrote:
> > Well, that's a nice idea, but unfortunately, linux boxes have taken
> > the responsibility of windows by cleaning out the attachments.
> Huh? I'm not sure what you mean by that. Can you clarify or
> rephrase that, Phil?
> > Ultimately though, that's not a bad thing. It means that it'll be
> > harder for the failings of microsoft to bring the internet to its
> > knees again with another Code Red or Nimbda.
> > -Phil/CERisE
> > On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 11:54:17AM -0800, james sheldon wrote:
> > >
> > > jsheldon at k9:~$ echo "No viruses found."
> > > No viruses found.
> > >
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