The old market share chestnut.
Posted 01-20-2011 at 05:32 AM by rich_c
I'm sure we've all seen a discussion about malware where the old argument of "There's no Linux malware because Linux market share is tiny. No point in writing malware for it..." Well, it just dawned on me that's a bigger crock even than it used to be. Why? Android! OK,so Android isn't a desktop OS. None the less, it's close enough! Android devices get used for the same tasks that are a vector for most malware. Web browsing and email. Maybe as Android market share takes off, more black hats will have a go. They'll find it difficult and it's unlikely to overly worry other Linux platforms. Linux distro diversity wins again!
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Posted 01-20-2011 at 07:43 AM by Larry Webb
Posted 01-20-2011 at 08:17 AM by rich_c
Posted 01-20-2011 at 12:49 PM by lumak