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SubjectRe: [malware-list] [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to a linux interface for on access scanning
On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 12:31 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > No, I want a sane security policy in kernelsapce that doesn't look
> > at the content because doing security by content properly is equivalent
> > to solving the halting problem. I couldn't give a rats a** about
> > windows viruses as they can't actually cause any harm on a Linux
> > machine.
> Go on then.. post patches.
> I think your are being incredibly naïve. Our memory debugging is not 100%
> solid but work by heuristic. Our lock analysis doesn't solve the halting
> problem but is extremely useful and so on.

Sure, but what's the point of partial security? It seems to me you're
not secure until you're fully secure, so why bother with almost?

Every bug caught with the debuggers is one caught, yay :-)

Every virus let through is a pawned system, aww :-(

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