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[13]: Pointless
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Pointless"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

OK, so you base your opinion on a supposition ?

When it comes to security, YES. When you're talking important production machines, you have to prepare for even the most unlikely of scenarios. A clean security record does not mean it cannot be broken in the future.

Where I work, we are specialised in securing homes by using police-approved locks, door knobs, you name it. Yet the most important thing to clarify to a customer is that if someone really wants to break into their house, not any lock will stop them, police-approved or not.

Same with software. No matter how clean a security record may be, you need to take every precaution to prevent anything from happening.

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RE[14]: Pointless
by Ookaze on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 14:38 in reply to "RE[13]: Pointless"
Ookaze Member since:
2005-11-14

When it comes to security, YES. When you're talking important production machines, you have to prepare for even the most unlikely of scenarios. A clean security record does not mean it cannot be broken in the future.
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Same with software. No matter how clean a security record may be, you need to take every precaution to prevent anything from happening


This is what IDS and IPS are for, there's absolutely NO need for AV software on Linux.
AV software serves absolutely no purpose except on Windows systems.
But go on trying to find one, it can only help. Just don't say such nonsense like it's a needed solution now, because it's not.

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RE[15]: Pointless
by Shaman on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 14:49 in reply to "RE[14]: Pointless"
Shaman Member since:
2005-11-15

This is what IDS and IPS are for, there's absolutely NO need for AV software on Linux.

I absolutely disagree. There is a huge need for AV software on Linux.

It's imperative to check incoming e-mail for Windows virii on mail servers. Clamav FTW!

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