On Sat, 8 Feb 1997, Timothy Peters wrote:> I have one or two idears on this> > a) add a patch to the a.out of elf loader that can detect if the virus> is present and prevent it from running	That stinks of kernel bloat ...  What if, under Windows or DOS,everytime you ran an executable, McAfee's automagically came up and ran ascan.  Perhaps having such a thing specifically for BLISS wouldn't be bad,but what happens when there are a thousand virii for Linux?  Remember thatBLISS is only a proof of concept, it shows that Linux virii *CAN* exist.Now that this is out, there will be a hundred by April, a thousand by nextyear.  This is a bad precedent to set ... > b) develope a free virus scanner for linux that can detect viri like> bliss and allert the operator> > c)stress the need for good security	Much better alternatives.  McAfee has one, but it chokes when yourun it from / recursively, b/c it doesn't play well with symlinks ...  \begin{SOAPBOX}	What it comes down to is the lack of security.  A unix operatingsystem is very, very secure if it is maintained correctly to be secure.Too many people believe they are secure b/c they are running a unixoperating system, even though they are always logged in as root and don'tknow what 'sudo' does ...  \end{SOAPBOX}-Seth-----------------------------------------------------------------------|"We pray for one last landing,	         |      Seth M. Landsman      ||  On the globe that gave us birth.      | Dept. of Computer Science  ||   Let us rest our eyes on fleecy skies,|    Brandeis University     ||    And the cool, Green Hills of Earth" |                            ||               -Green Hills of Earth    | "I'm in ninteenth grade!"  ||                        RAH             |                            |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|        "Artificial Intelligence usually beats real stupidity"       |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|                  "Someday I want an office with walls"              |-----------------------------------------------------------------------