Re: [masq] 1st virus in Linux :( (fwd)
Sat, 08 Feb 1997 11:23:13 -0500

In message <>, H. Peter Anvin writes:

> > If I am correct, then McAfee should be clearer about the threat because
> > their web page doesn't help Linux at all by suggesting that it is the
> > first Unix that is suseptable to a virus and pointing out that all the
> > Windoze OSes are not vulnerable to it.

If McAfee said this then they are pretty doggone ignorant. Either that,
or they are hoping a lot of Linux users will be.

You cannot have a virus like a PC/Mac virus on a UNIX system. If a
program run as root does damage, copies itself, whatever, then it is
just a malicious program, not a virus.