|reply to jbailo |
Re: Best Virus Protection Overall
Once everyone "upgrades" to Linux, all the problems will also upgrade to Linux. I can almost use the term, "Make something idiot-proof and the world will create a bigger idiot." and apply this in the same way. Make an operating system or program that seems a lot more secure and the world will create a lot more or a lot bigger security problems.
Saint Louis, MO
Last I heard there were only a hand full of viri for Linux in existence and none in the wild. The structure of Linux is such that a virus could only effect the user space of the account that caught the virus(assuming the users was not being a total idiot and running as root). Isolating the viri like this limits the amount of damage that it can do and greatly simplifies its removal.
Oh and for those that say nobody is really using Linux, you should look at the servers that are running out on the net (can you say Google). So the people who write viri are very interested in Linux, just not successful so far.
I have a Unix/Linux system that's been active and on net for over 15 yrs and it hasn't crashed, got infected or been nuked. Even with major attacks against it
Moved it from box to box, upgraded it to present standards, tried to kill it and it still keeps running great.
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go figure, ROFL