Re: [LAD] Linux Malware

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To: Louigi Verona <louigi.verona@...>
Cc: Linux Audio Developers <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 12:15 am

On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 18:17 +0300, Louigi Verona wrote:

Maybe "typical" in Redmond... the typical sane argument is that users on
Lignux systems only have write access to their home directories, which
the system does not run software from by default.

Windows, on the other hand, traditionally had users running with
complete access to the system. Add to the mix notoriously flaky
low-quality code, slow moving development, and a core system built from
numerous layers of piled legacy crap, and it'd be shocking if exploits
*didn't* run rampant.

Anyone claiming that any system would have been as badly affected in
Windows' situation has no idea what they're talking about. The system
essentially didn't have any form of security whatsoever. The security
model wasn't flawed, it *wasn't there*. You didn't have to exploit the
system to get viruses and malware on it, you just had to get the user to
run something.

Windows isn't a victim of its own popularity, it's a victim of being


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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)
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