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Re: Do we really need to worry about viruses

On Thursday 02 October 2003 15:07, Ron Johnson wrote:
> How can an email virus work on *ix?
> And a click-thru virus (or is it really a trojan?) can only do
> damage to files that you have privs to touch (unless there's a bug
> in Java or JavaScript).

i personally have not seen an email virus work on *ix, but as far as 
damage, you normally don't need full root access to destroy a box for 
a user.  after all, most people keep their work in places that they 
can work on them (read+write access) and for home linux users a 
rm -Rf ~
sucks almost as much as a rooted rm -Rf / would.
for busines users it still would cause a lot of damage, but hopefully 
they have backups.

"home, its where i keep all my stuff."

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