"In an article on vnunet.com, two executives of
anti-virus firms opined that Linux would be the next virus target.
Here are excerpts from the article:
"Of course we will see more and more attacks on
Windows, but Linux will be a target because its use is becoming
more widespread," said Raimond Genes, European president for
antivirus at Trend Micro. "It is a stable OS, but it's not a secure
Jack Clarke, European product manager at McAfee, said: "In fact
it's probably easier to write a virus for Linux because it's open
source and the code is available. So we will be seeing more Linux
viruses as the OS becomes more common and popular."
I will be charitable and call these statements "myths" or
"misperceptions" rather than other nastier but perhaps more
accurate terms. Let's examine and debunk the myths."