Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 10:54 UTC, submitted by irbis
Bugs & Viruses "For at least a decade, the standard advice to every computer user has been to run antivirus software. But new, more commercial, more complex and stealthier types of malware have people in the industry asking: will antivirus software be effective for much longer? Among the threats they see are malware that uses the ability of the latest processors to run virtual machines that would be hidden from antivirus programs." Note: Please note that our icon contest is still running! So if you have an idea on how to rework this story's icon, read this.
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RE: No
by Lennie on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 12:33 UTC in reply to "No"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

In Unix/Linux it's quiet a lot easier.

Give the user no privileges to install any software in the normal places, don't set executable-bit at mounting of data and home partitions.

That leaves scripts, but they'll have to be executed as: perl script.pl or equivalant.

For the scripting languages a simple wrapper could do some checks, to prevent that as well.

Done: that's all you need to do in Unix. In windows it's a lot more complicated.

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