[LAD] Linux Malware

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Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:17 pm

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Hey guys!

This is an Offtopic question, really, but I wanted to ask people I know and
people who are developers - what are the reasons there are (almost) no
viruses on Linux?

The typical argument is that there are not too much users.
I generally do not agree with this argument and point to architectural
reasons, number of distros, community reasons and the openness of the
platform. Additionally, I even argue that the more users, the faster news
about a potential risk spreads.

However, several of my friends and colleagues at work who are long time
Linux users have argued that in the end it is still the number of users,
since no architecture is perfect and virus writers will find a way to
penetrate the system and target all known distros.

I am wondering if I am missing something. Does anyone on this list thinks
that number of users does play more than a minor role?

--
Louigi Verona
http://www.louigiverona.ru/

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Hey guys!This is an Offtopic question, really, but I wanted to ask =
people I know and people who are developers - what are the reasons there ar=
e (almost) no viruses on Linux?The typical argument is that there a=
re not too much users.
I generally do not agree with this argument and point to architectural reas=
ons, number of distros, community reasons and the openness of the platform.=
Additionally, I even argue that the more users, the faster news about a po=
tential risk spreads.
However, several of my friends and colleagues at work who are long time=
Linux users have argued that in the end it is still the number of users, s=
ince no architecture is perfect and virus writers will find a way to penetr=
ate the system and target all known distros.
I am wondering if I am missing something. Does anyone on this list thin=
ks that number of users does play more than a minor role?=
-- Louigi Veronahttp://=
www.louigiverona.ru/

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[LAD] Linux Malware, Louigi Verona, (Thu Mar 22, 3:17 pm)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Gordon JC Pearc e, (Sun Mar 25, 9:06 am)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, David Robillard, (Sat Mar 24, 12:15 am)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Sat Mar 24, 11:24 pm)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Paul Davis, (Sat Mar 24, 12:38 am)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Gordon JC Pearc e, (Fri Mar 23, 8:52 pm)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Fri Mar 23, 8:15 pm)
[LAD] [OT]: Re: Linux Malware, Lorenzo Sutton, (Fri Mar 23, 9:55 am)
Re: [LAD] [OT]: Re: Linux Malware, Louigi Verona, (Fri Mar 23, 11:12 am)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Emanuel Rumpf, (Thu Mar 22, 4:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Luis Garrido, (Thu Mar 22, 3:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] Linux Malware, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Thu Mar 22, 3:33 pm)