On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 23:15, David Storrs wrote:
On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 08:41:13AM +0200, Silviu
Anyway, if they run linux, why do they need AV for?
Well, some folks think that Linux *has* a virus problem (because there
have been _some_ viruses/worms/trojans for it). Others feel that it
*will have* a problem, once it takes more of the the desktop market
from MS. Whether they are right or not is not so much the
point...making them happy is, and it's easier to give them AV software
than to debate the point with them.
Exactly, so many Windows users have had it ingrained that they must have
AV software running, to the point that trying to explain to them is
Especially since, if I tell them they are safe and
talk them out of
getting software and then they DO happen to get hit (unlikely, but
possible), I would be mortified.
Keeping up to date with security updates is far, far more important
though on Linux, as a virus would very likely have to use some form of
insecurity in an app on Linux. From what I remembe with the one that
only affected RedHat this was the case, a vulnerability that only
existed on RedHat, which already had a fix for those who were updating.