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

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Wed Jan 10 14:33:24 AEDT 2007

At 01:50 PM 10/01/2007, Adrian Chadd wrote:
>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

There are?

>* They exist across multiple Linux platforms

Can't say I've come across any!

>* Sometimes application software is classified as a "Linux worm" (eg 
>PHPBB) which might skew the numbers.

PHPBB is an application, yes.  But I'd not call it "the worm" I'd call the 
application that is loaded through PHPBB to be the worm.

Then again why anyone would run PHP applications on a visible IP is about 
as questionable as running an MS IIS server or a Windows Box on a visible IP!

>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.

Dumb mistakes are different to open and accountable vulnerabilities!

At leas the *nix community patches rather fast!

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

But that's what makes it work.

Still, even the majority of *nix programers aren't as crack as the minority 
who ensure that their code is secure, safe and highly unlikely to be cracked.

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