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On 02/11/2011 03:36 AM, jdow wrote:
> Apparently it is active in the wild now. If a machine is not patched to
> the hilt, which Fedora discourages with updates that make the machine
> unusable once and awhile and upgrades needed several times a year it
> seems, you have problems.
Fedora doesn't discourage that. Breakage in updates might do but that
is hardly deliberate. One could avoid this problem to a good extend by
cherry picking updates and doing just security updates on your system is
simple and easy with either PackageKit or yum (via yum-security plugin)
> It is an exploit. It attacks Linux machines. That's proof that such
> things exist. If they exist then zero day exploits also exist that
> just have not been discovered yet. Safe is better than sorry.
.... but this has absolutely nothing to do with viruses and
anti-viruses tools are not going to help against security exploits
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