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PCAdvisor: Warnings About Linux Virus Risks Rebuffed

Mar 31, 2003, 14:00 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Easterman)

"US security firm Central Command got short shrift from UK security and Linux specialists this week after it released a statement stressing the need for virus protection on Linux systems...

"Steven Sundermeier, product manager at Central Command, said, 'There is a huge purpose out there for virus protection for Linux systems.'

"However, Eddie Bleasdale, director of consultancy netproject, yesterday roundly dismissed Central Command's advice, saying it was as good as impossible to conduct a virus attack on a Linux system or desktop. Indeed, he said he would pay £10,000 to anyone who could infect a well-configured Linux system with a virus..."

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