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Old 01-13-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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Anti-SpyWare Necessary?


With all the talk about Microsoft's anti spyware beta, I was wondering if I needed to install antispyware on my linux system. If so, can anyone recommend such an application?

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Old 01-13-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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Have a look through the Security forum. There is no Spyware for Linux. Therefore, there is no point scanning your box for it.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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There is no Spyware for Linux.
that's kind of a hopefull idea but security is a relative thing and depending on what you are trying to lock down there is always the chance of someone trying to spy.

to be on the safe side set up your firewall so it blocks outgoing evil apps that might wish to "phone home" and open only connections to incoming servers you are actually meaning to run to block hidden trojans from taking connections.
 
  


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