LinuxInsider: Linux Security: A Big Edge Over Windows
Dec 18, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)
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"As consumers experiment with the Linux operating system and
consider switching from Windows, the first carryover they expect to
find is applications for virus and spyware protection. However, few
exist because Linux does not need them.
"Nearly all Linux distributions bundle a firewall package, but
they don't include other intrusion protection software.
"That does not mean that Linux users are completely worry free
about the security concerns of Windows and Mac platform users.
However, the risk level from e-mail attachments, viruses and worms
is practically nil..."