internetnews.com: Linux Malware On The Rise
Apr 27, 2006, 16:45 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)
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"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..."