Growing Acceptance of Linux has Dark Side

    Date08 Apr 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    There are still few viruses aimed at Linux, says David Wreski, chief executive officer of Guardian Digital Inc., an Allendale, N.J., maker of Internet and security applications for Linux, but there have been Linux-specific viruses and worms and the threat is growing. . . . There are still few viruses aimed at Linux, says David Wreski, chief executive officer of Guardian Digital Inc., an Allendale, N.J., maker of Internet and security applications for Linux, but there have been Linux-specific viruses and worms and the threat is growing.

    "It's pretty gradual," Mr. Wreski says of the increase in threats aimed at Linux, "although in the last year we've seen a significant increase in the number of customers who are concerned." Mr. Wreski attributes that increased concern to a combination of more security incidents affecting Linux and a growing awareness of security issues.

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