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LinuxToday Australia: No Love [Bug] for Linux

May 12, 2000, 11:27 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by BillBennett)

[ Thanks to Niki Scevak for this link. ]

"While the ILOVEYOU virus was one of the biggest news stories this week, most media coverage missed the key point - that it only affects users of Microsoft's Outlook email client. The nexus between the virulent virus, Microsoft and Linux is important for three reasons:"

"Virus writers are likely to target Microsoft products because they are more widely distributed than anything else. This means the virus causes maximum damage and gets maximum publicity."

"...While it's understandable that some individuals in the Linux camp are feeling a little smug about ILOVEYOU, there's no reason to celebrate. We are not immune to security problems. One look at the weekly Linux security roundup should be enough to sober most people. "

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