Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Apr 2006 17:37 UTC, submitted by Mark
Linux "In GNU/Linux, file access is restricted. Users don't necessarily have the same rights when it comes to deleting, executing or even reading files. In fact, every file contain data such as its owner, its permissions and other information which defines exactly what can be done with it, and by whom."
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RE[5]: a recommended read
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Apr 2006 02:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: a recommended read"
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"A virus is something that infects the system and screws it up..."
No, a virus is something that infects a system and uses it to spread further. Damaging the infected system is not always a goal.

"But malware may have a hard time as well, if it's left without executable permissions."
Not really, since the owner of a file always can change its permissions and a file can still be run even if it doesnt have the execute permission (ie "/bin/sh somescript").

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