Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Oct 2006 22:56 UTC
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[8]: Pointless
by bytecoder on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Pointless"
bytecoder
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2005-11-27

No, but viruses exploit bugs to gain access to your computer. Besides, you expect normal users to audit source code to make sure it's secure and not malicious? Heh.

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RE[9]: Pointless
by hal2k1 on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 12:52 in reply to "RE[8]: Pointless"
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2005-11-11

//No, but viruses exploit bugs to gain access to your computer. Besides, you expect normal users to audit source code to make sure it's secure and not malicious? Heh.//

Oh my goodness, not that one again.

I don't have to audit source code. I can nevertheless gain the "many eyes audit of open source" assurance of trustworthiness merely through the fact that there are many programmers who can and do audit the source code, and use the software themselves.

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RE[10]: Pointless
by bytecoder on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 20:45 in reply to "RE[9]: Pointless"
bytecoder Member since:
2005-11-27

That's why firefox has so little bugs? In any event, it seems you've taken that out of context, since I explained later on why any amount of auditing isn't an effective strategy.

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