Linux supporter challenges virus claim

    Date10 Dec 2001
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A member of the open source community has thrown down the gauntlet to antivirus (AV) companies following expert warnings that Linux may increasingly be on the virus hit list. Responding to a vnunet.com article last week, in which AV experts said . . . A member of the open source community has thrown down the gauntlet to antivirus (AV) companies following expert warnings that Linux may increasingly be on the virus hit list. Responding to a vnunet.com article last week, in which AV experts said that Linux is becoming more of a target, one Linux user has challenged "any AV company to infect my desktop Linux machine with an email borne virus". In an open letter to the AV industry, David Skoll, head of Roaring Penguin Software, set out to debunk the "myths" or "misperceptions" surrounding Linux security.
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