[LINK] Part time job offer - what is the scam?

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Wed Jan 10 13:50:58 AEDT 2007

On Wed, Jan 10, 2007, Rick Welykochy wrote:

> (*) 271,000 Windows virii, worms, etc
> (*) 40 Macintosh
> (*) 1 Linux

"Linux viruses" are always hard to classify.

* There's plenty of them
* They exist across multiple Linux platforms
* Sometimes application software is classified as a "Linux worm" (eg PHPBB) which
  might skew the numbers.

Anyone who preaches Linux purely on its security track records needs to re-evaluate
their security knowledge. Its had its fair share of "really dumb mistakes" which
have cropped up.

(Now, openness, auditing, accountability and speed of bug resolution - thats a
completely different story.)


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