December 17, 2001

Is Linux immune to email viruses? Almost

Author: JT Smith

From InfoWorld (via "

Some of the recent press regarding the "Goner" e-mail virus has brought about interesting
commentary from antivirus manufacturers. It seems that a number of these folks feel that Linux
viruses soon will be rampaging through the Internet alongside their Windows brethren.

Don't hold your breath.

Why? Is Linux totally impervious to an e-mail virus? In theory, no. But in practice, it comes close."


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