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[News] Why GNU/Linux Requires No Security as "Addon"

  • Subject: [News] Why GNU/Linux Requires No Security as "Addon"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:30:10 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Why You Donât Need Anti-Virus Software For Linux

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| You donât need anti-virus for Linux. Others in 
| here will do a better job at explaining why 
| this is, but in short, the OS has a big 
| advantage here due to it being open source. 
| The operating system is a product of crowd-
| sourcing, much in the same way as Wikipedia 
| has been since it first showed up several 
| years ago. And much like the highly-moderated 
| articles of Wikipedia that require membership 
| and has an approval process for changes made 
| to locked articles, so to is a strict 
| moderation that goes on with the source code 
| for Linux before itâs allowed to become part 
| of the official distribution. Everybody is out 
| to identify possible flaws or weaknesses or 
| bugs in the source code and itâs much easier 
| for any single person to make a contribution 
| because the OS and much of the software that 
| runs on it is open-source.



Antivirus company's Web site downloads ... a virus

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| The Web site for Indian antivirus vendor AvSoft Technologies has been hacked 
| and is being used to install malicious software on visitors' computers, 
| security researchers said Thursday.  

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