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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Don't Dismiss Possibility of Malicious Code on Linux

Mar 31, 2003, 13:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Many in the Linux community scoff at the possibility of a major virus or worm slithering about their platform. With source code open to inspection, surely someone in the community will find and remediate dangerous vulnerabilities that could be exploited by pieces of malicious code similar to those that plague Windows.

"But Central Command Inc., a Medina, Ohio-based antivirus vendor, warns that companies utilizing Linux in server or desktop environments cannot afford to be so dismissive in their thinking.

"CEO Keith Peer said that, as Linux rises in popularity in distributed enterprises, administrators and security officers should not succumb to a false sense of security..."

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