Virus ?

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  1. vignesh

    vignesh New Member

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    This is something I picked up from the ubuntu-users mailing list..

    What do you guys think ?
     
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    AFAIK..

    In windows EVERYONE ALWAYS works as an Administrator thus weakening the entire os directly!

    Morover lot of bugs :( which does not get a fix *Immediately* even if it is a critical one!

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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    There are many reasons for failure of viruses in linux besides the lower user base than windows
    What else do u'll think are the reasons for lower spread of viruses?
     
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    well wheres the mental incentive for the Virus writer

    u get linux for free, and ur windows costs a tone

    so makin ppl loose stuff they pay for is always more sadistic
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    But, corporates and servers do pay for linux too. Agreed the number is far lesser than windows but still it isn't that insignificant.
     
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    Let's get another fact., What abt solaris servers which have 32% of the server market( not sure, remember reading it somewhere )??
    Generally, as a rule of thumb Unix and it's off-springs such as minix , solaris , BSD (even Mac which is based on darwin) are inherently more secure than dos and it's off springs.
    Hence linux (although it doesn't have one single line of unix code, but still) based on unix is inherently more secure.
    The Verdict Declared. ;)
     
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    Better is, to use Linux on a non Intel architecture. Like say, PowerPC, Alpha, SparcStations..

    Or better still, use a bizzare OS like NetBSD, or OpenVMS maybe..... No virus, no bu11$hit ...
     
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    Linux OS or any ^NIX OS must be used as localuser especially while connected to Internet etc.many newbies tends to practice loging in as root and start browsing..though they may be lucky..i'd say
    You must be logged in as local user only.no root until it is very urgent
    thats why Debian,Ubuntu etc in default not allow logging in as root through GDM.Happy Linuxing..
     
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    With a properly configured sudoers file, one doesnt have to login as root even in urgent cases also.
     
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    Well now that's an idea. But, it will be as hard for a user to move to these as it will be for virus writers. I have tried to install FreeBSD on my computer about 3 times in vain. I dunno what will happen with these :shock: :shock: .
     
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    hey GNUrag...

    wats this sudoers file?

    plz explain and preferably post a HOWTO thread here ;)

    so that al can benefit :D
     
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    Code:
    man visudo
    read this.
    if u r running a single system or a single local user
    Code:
    # /etc/sudoers
    #
    # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
    #
    # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
    #
    
    # Host alias specification
    
    # User alias specification
    
    # Cmnd alias specification
    
    # User privilege specification
    root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
    alexy ALL=(ALL) ALL
    it is better editing /etc/sudoers file using "visudo".there are many easy HW2s available in web
    http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/linux-hn/addusers.htm
     
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    A person in the Sudoers list can use the sudo command and using his own password can gain root access or superuser rights
     
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    ok i get the point ;)

    or so i think :razz:
     
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