Re: windoze virus and nix
linux is only affected by a "special" kind of worm... one that has an exploit coded in that will grab root(see the ramen worm)... other than that linux is a 100% immune to windows viruses and even if it was ported to linux due to the multiple users and permissons the virus coud do nothing unless it was ran as root(and we never run any files from unreliable sources as root right :P)
Originally posted by itld
this is what happened,
kiddo uses a windoze 98 box for doing his stuff, he uses NAV on his emails and it seems to carch a few nasty little things here and there.
SO when he opens his messages on my Linux RH box what happens to the viruses?
Do they just hang out and have nothing to f**k with?
are they still alive and if sent to a windoze box can they still do thier dirty deeds?
is it possible to detect windoze viruses on a nix box and blast the little bast**d before they infect somrthing else?
can they cross partitions and infect my windoze partition?
and there are AV's for linux that will scan imcomming mail in order to prevent those nasty viruses from going to a vulnerable winders box... dont know of any of the top of my head but there are a couple :P