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Linux "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." The Inq also reviews AVG antivirus for Linux, and concludes it is a must-have
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RE[6]: Pointless
by bytecoder on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 02:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Pointless"
bytecoder
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2005-11-27


Anti-virus programs are not a better solution.

I didn't say it was. I'm saying the complete opposite of this, which you'd probably known if you'd bothered to read my other post...



A better solution is to have a good security model for your system in the first place, and then to install only applications for which the source code can be and is inspected and auditable by independent people who have the same interest as you (ie, they are not being paid by the vendors of the programs, and they are end users of the programs themselves).

That's a terrible solution. It's impossible to catch all the bugs. The best security policy is that of containment, not perfection.

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