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    SubjectRe: [malware-list] [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to a linux interface for on access scanning
    On Wed, 06 Aug 2008 04:41:04 +0200
    Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:
    > Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> writes:
    >
    > > I couldn't give a rats a** about
    > > windows viruses as they can't actually cause any harm on a Linux
    > > machine.
    >
    > My guess is that wine is good enough these days to run many Windows
    > worms actually.

    Firefox, Open Office and other applications are probably large and
    feature rich enough that making worms for them might be possible.

    Not being able to harm the operating system is not the same as not
    being able to harm the user. We still want some protection from
    the latter...

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