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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[10]: Pointless
by bytecoder on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 20:45 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Pointless"
bytecoder
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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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RE[11]: Pointless
by hal2k1 on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 23:22 in reply to "RE[10]: Pointless"
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2005-11-11

"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."

This comment also confuses a "security hole" bug with what was actually claimed which was "no deliberate malware included". Firefox has indeed no deliberate malware included. This fact however does not mean it does not have security bugs.

Please address any counter-arguments at the original ponits made, and refrain from arguing against something that was never the original position.

BTW, auditing code is an entirely effective measure against having deliberate malware included in it. So effective in fact that it has never happened - there has been no case ever of deliberate malware making it into released open-source code. Not once. So it turns out you are dead wrong in the context of the original point made.

Edited 2006-10-23 23:24

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