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Linux Doomed to Virus Plague. (Again.)

Jul 31, 2009, 00:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Now, getting back on topic. It is understandable to worry about presenting an increasingly tempting target as consumer Linux grows. After all, we've been listening to Redmond successfully shift the blame for their fantastically porous malware-friendly software for years-- it's always the user's fault. If that is true, then more Linux popularity equals more unsophisticated users which equals more malware.

"Not only that, but Linux permeates every possible segment of tech-- routers and networking devices, home and business automation, security and surveillance systems, phones, netbooks and other consumer mobile devices, desktops, vehicles, media servers and settop boxes; it's already a major player in the datacenter, server room, mainframes, clusters, and supercomputing. Linux runs on multiple CPU architectures. So a Windows-type Trojan horse or worm on Linux should have a much more catastrophic effect because of Linux' much greater reach."

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