Weblog:   Linux Users: Welcome to the World of Malware
Subject:   I'm sorry, but you're a bit confused
Date:   2004-10-29 15:51:31
From:   rcrelia

Just because someone sends out a phishing email doesn't mean that an operating system is suddenly more exposed or vulnerable. You can't really believe that, can you? If so, you better stick to writing your cute little "Windows Hacks" books there, my friend. :-)

Most GNU/Linux users are versed enough in security issues to know how to spot phishing attacks. If not (there are more and more new users daily), then at least they have some reassurance by the fact that GNU/Linux, BY DESIGN and OUT OF THE BOX, is a heckuva lot more resistant to compromise than any product ever to come out of Redmond.

I love how all these Windows users and proponents are saying "If Linux were as widespread as Windows, it'd have the same problems". Such attitudes really reflect a lack of understanding of basic operating system design and computer security issues. Time will tell I'm sure. I, for one, am looking forward to the show. Popcorn anyone? ;-)


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  1. I'm sorry, but you're a bit confused
    2004-10-31 16:55:27  Dan_Bercell [View]

    • I'm sorry, but you're a bit confused
      2004-11-28 14:27:34 [View]

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