The £10,000 Linux virus challenge

    Date12 Oct 2001
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The director of open source consultancy NetProject, Eddie Bleasdale, has reiterated his pledge to give £10,000 to anyone who can infect his Linux computer with a virus. He made the challenge amidst increasing concerns over the security of Microsoft's webserver software, . . . The director of open source consultancy NetProject, Eddie Bleasdale, has reiterated his pledge to give £10,000 to anyone who can infect his Linux computer with a virus. He made the challenge amidst increasing concerns over the security of Microsoft's webserver software, which has been hit by a series of high-profile viruses.

    Bleasdale maintains it is impossible to infect a correctly configured Linux system with a virus, and conversely that it is impossible to make a system running Windows secure.

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