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LinuxPlanet: The Ultimate Anti-Virus Software: Linux

Apr 18, 2000, 08:49 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferris)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"Whatcha doing, Slots?" My curiosity, like the rest of the people in the room, was mounting. "Got a virus, and I'm trying to get rid of it. Plus, I think somebody hacked into my laptop the other day while I was surfing the net. I'm not sure, though," he said, still working the mouse pointer and running some kind of virus utility."

"I looked at the laptop and the anti-virus scan. "Hard to tell with some operating systems," I said, "whether it's a virus or just plain normal operation." I used the word normal at this point, like what we in the Free Software community mean as fubarred, but that's beside the point. "What makes you think you have been hacked?" I asked casually....."

"Likely some script kiddie with too much time on his hands. "Man, we've been working on you for months to switch to Linux." I said. "Why didn't you do it, and lock your security down. This wouldn't have been a problem."

"Linux?" Slots laughed and shook his head. "Why, Linux is less secure than Windows. Everybody knows it's by hackers for hackers. The stuff practically has 'hack-me' written all over it!"

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