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Old 05-03-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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LXer: Diving deeper into the latest Linux vulnerability numbers

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A recent report by Russian cyber security outfit Kaspersky Labs says Linux saw the largest gains in malware, viruses and other malicious software targeting the operating system, compared to other non-Windows, Unix-based operating systems. Statistics from the report - titled "2005: *nix Malware Evolution" - show that there were 863 malicious programs targeting Linux in 2005, a jump from 422 in 2004.

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Pure, unadulterated manure. Personally, I don't give a flying fig how many bits of malware are aimed at Linux. What I care about is what those bits are capable of doing. If the malware doesn't do anything, then the mere fact of its existance doesn't mean diddly.


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