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Vnunet.com: Honeymoon Over for Linux Users

Sep 30, 2002, 23:30 (51 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Thomson)

"As open source software becomes increasingly popular it is being targeted by virus writers and proving to be at least as vulnerable as Microsoft.

"The virus-monitoring laboratory of Network Associates' Antivirus Emergency Response Team (Avert) has logged over 170 viruses and Trojans for Linux, as well as an additional 30 Unix shell scripts.

"Of these, six or seven are active in the field at any one time--currently Ramen, Lion, BoxPoison, OSF, Scalper and its modification, Slapper..."

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