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Re: [seul-edu] High School Educational Programs

Their have been viruses, however not many. More proliferate are worms
that exploit some hole, and then prograte them selves using your machine
as a stepping stone.Possibly using your machine in a DoS attack. Keeping
up with vulnerabilities and using regularing scanning your systems with
software like Nessus (www.nessus.org) is a good idea.

Jeff Knox

On Thu, 2002-01-03 at 16:18, Doug Loss wrote:
> Christopher Hill wrote:
> > > > Absolutely. Fortunately you can set this sort of stuff up fairly easily,
> > > > although I have yet to see a Linux virus scanner...? Maybe I've just
> > been
> > > > looking in the wrong places.
> > >
> > > Go to
> > >
> > <http://freshmeat.net/search/?site=Freshmeat&q=virus+scanner&section=project
> > s>.
> > > That search found 19 projects.
> >
> > Most of those were email scanners - are there any resident scanners like
> > Windows has? Or is that sort of thing not needed in the Linux world?
> Generally unnessary.  Viruses are written to run on specific OSs.  So far we've
> seen on Linux viruses in the wild.  At worst such a thing could screw up a
> particular user's files, but not the whole system.  And since a floppy disk
> would have to be mounted to be read, I'm sure the mount could be configured as
> read-write only, without the execute flag being set.  As for macro virii, anyone
> writing an app in Linux that made such things possible would be bitterly
> humiliated in front of the world.  That's not anything to worry about.
> --
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