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internetnews.com: Linux Malware On The Rise

Apr 27, 2006, 16:45 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Assuming you're safe from viruses and other malware just because you are on a non-Windows platform is a big mistake, as the number of Linux-based malware doubled in 2005, and Mac OS X is next to get hit, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs.

"In a report titled '2005: *nix Malware Evolution,' the Russian antivirus software developer pointed out that the number of Linux-based malicious programs--viruses, Trojans, back-doors, exploits, and whatnot--doubled from 422 to 863..."

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