Fear of a Linux virus
Posted Apr 13, 2006 7:41 UTC (Thu) by nlucas
In reply to: Fear of a Linux virus
Parent article: Fear of a Linux virus
Yes, but that is not the point (Microsoft also said the same thing at start, as it's defense about the majority of the security problems).
The point is that the fact users don't run with administrator rights doesn't make them free from having malware running, as malware doesn't need to run as root to do damage to the user data (even if the OS is protected from being infected).
It just get's easier to remove the malware, nothing more.
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