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[3]: No
by chrono13 on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No"
chrono13
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2006-10-25

"Saying that Linux/Unix is safe from this kind of stuff is wrong"

Absolutely. No OS, Mac, Linux, BSD, Vista, XP... none is imunne from at least the logged on users rights to files. All those files are potentialy at risk.

And yes, all operating systems are vulnerable to spoofs, since the attack is against the user, not the OS.

I'm talking about direct attacks on the OS, other users files, and so forth. If I came accross otherwise, I didn't mean to.

Edited 2007-09-23 13:25

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