[Wolves] Ubuntu: Reconfiguring hardware

Chris Ball chris at mnemonik.net
Mon Dec 6 11:16:52 GMT 2004

> The question is, if linux becomes more popular (which it slowy is
> doing) when do we have to start worrying about viruses for linux based
> Operating systems?

I wouldn't worry at all if you use an Anti-virus, and are carefull what 
you download.

 From what I understand, due to the way that linux's inherit security is 
laid out, a virus would only be able to do damage to non-essential 
files, unless it somehow had root access to your files.

Correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't removing a linux virus involve 
just scanning your home directory 99% of the time?

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