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Albinus
03-04-2002, 08:17 AM
If any Linux users want to help Norman beta test their Linux variant of NVC, go here (http://www.norman.no/download_nvc_linux.shtml) and download the beta. :)

Gotta love free betas - unlike M$ :mad:

Bern
03-04-2002, 01:03 PM
Why bother? There are no virii that can infect linux, there are a few worms but most of them have to be hand installed.

Albinus
03-04-2002, 01:33 PM
Why bother? There are no virii that can infect linux, there are a few worms but most of them have to be hand installed.


Yes, sensible peeps like you have proper security policies in place, but if a n00b is running as root user all the time - then things can go wrong :uhh:

Bern
03-04-2002, 01:43 PM
Yes but the n00b still has to install the worm by hand, there are no linux email clients that will auto run an attachment...untill M$ port outlook that is. An email virus scaner for linux is nothing more than an attempt by the company that markets it to scam money from clueless users. The only place where linux needs a virus scanner is where an email server is deployed and there are plenty of open source ones already.

Albinus
03-04-2002, 04:08 PM
Point taken, but I am still to this day surprised at the STUPIDITY of some n00b's - despite all the warnings they will try and install something dodgy. This is the market I feel Norman is targetting.

Besides - you're free to choose what software you use, aren't you? ;) :angel:

Bern
03-04-2002, 04:55 PM
Good point, but a totaly clueless n00b is going to install a compromised package no matter what because a virus scanner won't detect a root kit, which is the main danger for a linux box. The fact that there are no virii for linux makes a scanner, especially one that you pay for, a marketing trick if not a direct scam.

Albinus
03-04-2002, 05:05 PM
Maybe using the word "Virus" in the title needs to be looked at... Norman Worm Control (NWC) maybe? :?: :cackle:

Mr. C
03-04-2002, 06:52 PM
Well in the interest of security ( personally, I don't feel the word security even should be utilized in a discussion about computers ) redundancy is your best defense.
So it would stand to reason that running an operating system that is all but immune to virii, in conjunction with an anti-virus program, would make you just about fool-proof. LOL

Kinda' like those companies here in the USA that sell credit card insurance for $60 annually - when all you are liable for by law is the first $50 of fraud.
(darn - why didn't I think of that??)

Bahamut Zer0
03-06-2002, 11:55 AM
Lets all go throw waterbombs at the drowning

Bern
03-06-2002, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by Bahamut Zer0
[B]Lets all go throw waterbombs at the drowning
and send heaters to cairns :)