[Full-Disclosure] Re: January 15 is Personal Firewall Day, help the cause
dufresne at winternet.com
Sat Jan 17 04:09:39 GMT 2004
On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, Wes Noonan wrote:
> > Are you aware of any A/V desktop software for Linux? I'm not. So even
> > if I wanted to run A/V on our desktops, I couldn't.
> Network Associates makes one. VirusScan for Unix. Been out for a while now,
> at least a couple of years. There are others as well. Google "virus
> protection software for linux".
> > A/V software will do exactly nothing to protect against worms that
> > exploit buffer overflows in running services.
> This is not quite correct. Nachia and Blaster, as well as Code Red and its
> variants are all detectable and preventable with virus protection. While
> they may not stop the worm on the network, they can and do stop systems from
> becoming infected and propagating the worm.
And there's a nice little perl action that Jay Dyson has coded up, called
"code Green" for those running apache!
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