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RE: [dvd-discuss] W32.Klez.H infection on of our group member's PC
On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Richard Hartman wrote:
> The news doesn't report on UNIX vulnerabilities because UNIX is not
> popular. Go to www.cert.org and search on UNIX if you want to see
> what's out there.
I think the original poster was asking someone to justify the claim that
there was an email-transmissable virus that could infect any Unix (or
unix-like, presumably) system. I think Windows users don't understand how
incredibly unlikely such a thing would be because of the binary
incompatibility across hardware and software platforms, the permission
structure, and the diversity of available application software and script
In other words, Unix (and unix-like) systems can contain vulnerabilities
as can the applications run on those systems, but they are not the type of
casual infections to which a Windows system is susceptible.
Jeme A Brelin