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The Inquirer: Critical Linux Security API is Still a Kludge

Oct 23, 2006, 18:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fernando Cassia)

"The talk lately has centred about Vista's security APIs, but Linux certainly needs improvements in this area, because AV vendors still rely on an external kernel module to implement 'real time' file scanning.

"Resident virus scanners need to intercept file access and allow or deny read operations on executable files only after a file's safety has been determined..."

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