E-Mail Scam Dupes Linux Users

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    eweek

     
  2. still_longhorn

    still_longhorn Registered Member

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    See? Does it matter? Windows? Linux? It's the singer not the song....
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    As Linux becomes more and more popular this type of thing will become way more common.
     
  4. still_longhorn

    still_longhorn Registered Member

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    But of course! More users. More victims. Everything else simply become statistics.... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Why? a lot of viruses made for windows are made because the creator disagrees with Microsoft's methods. Leave linux alone... I use Fedora Core 2.

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  6. still_longhorn

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    People climb mountains because it is there... Mt. Everest looks more exciting than the hill at the back of my house... When your Fedora gets to be the main man, expect more intruders at your ports....

    BTW are you aware that Fedora is susceptible to a failure to handle exceptional conditions? A local denial of service vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel, the issue is triggered when specific events occur concurrently. The precise technical details regarding this issue are currently unknown, however it has been reported that a fork() procedure carried out concurrently with a threaded exit() call, may cause the kernel to panic.
    I'm not sure if this vulnerability is adequately addressed by Core 2 but if you want to be on the safe side

    Fedora Upgrade kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.athlon.rpm
    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/p...ernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.athlon.rpm
     
  7. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    The fedora core 2 pc is an old one, not connected to the internet or network.

    Jimbob
     
  8. still_longhorn

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    That is quite an assurance that your Fedora will be left alone....
     
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