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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Linux antivirus
From: Jesse Kaufman <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 14:24:15 -0500
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On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 13:03, Anne McCadden wrote:
> On Unix (and linux) systems, this usually requires root privileges to do 
> any harm, and if programmers could obtain such privileges, the probably 
> wouldn't bother with a virus.

hmm, not completely true ... i'd consider having my entire mp3
collection (which are all owned by my user, not root) wiped out definite
harm ;)

> As far a trojans are concerned, I read about a command using find and to 
> search for permissions set at 4000, but I can't find where I read it 
> right now.

searching online for "linux trojan" "linux security" "unix security"
comes up with many, many hits ... i actually saw the command you mention
listed in a freebsd security guide, too ... i'd write up some tips, but
there are much more comprehensive guides available out there on

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Your futon's second hand
Your parents understand but you don't care..."
        'Alternative Girlfriend' - Barenaked Ladies

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