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PC World: Linux Firewalls and Antivirus--Needed or Not?

Jun 28, 2006, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Spanbauer)

"Windows XP, left unpatched, is vulnerable to malware that can make it shrivel up and die within a few minutes of being connected to the Internet. Even after patching, Windows is still subject to virus and spyware attacks that make third-party security tools a must. Linux, on the other hand, has a reputation for being relatively impervious to attack via the Net. But is it really immune to the threats that stalk Windows?

"The answer has long been, and still is, a qualified yes..."

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