Fear of a Linux virus
Posted Apr 20, 2006 9:01 UTC (Thu) by Wol
In reply to: Fear of a Linux virus
Parent article: Fear of a Linux virus
WordPerfect has macro capability. PerfectScript is considered more powerful than VBA.
And yet, WordPerfect is only vulnerable to viruses through its VBA add-in (which I never install :-)
Hopefully, the OOo and any other office-type authors on linux have gone down the "emulate WordPerfect" route, not the "emulate MS" one when adding scripting to their apps.
So no. There's no reason why linux should be vulnerable to macro viruses, other than thanks to stupid developers and idiot PHBs.
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