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Old July 6th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #646 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Davdi View Post
There have been a (very) few 'proof of concept' *nix viruses in labs but AFAIK none have made it into the wild. And anyway they depend on privilege escalation to do anything, which often means social engineering to get the user to accept a request/enter root password.
And any user stupid enough to do that shouldn't have root's password in the first place!

The *nix family of O/Ses are designed to make it hard to compromise them.
Exactly, and even if a [normal, non-root privileged] user manages to allow something in, it can't bring down the whole system...unlike window$.

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