ummmm, I loathe MS too, but, in all fairness, viruses, computer and biological, target the the most common host (operating system). I remember in
'85, when I began my 10 year stint (notice I do not say career) at IBM, that IBM was hit world wide by the CHRISTMA VM exec...while it didn't do
anything but propagate itself to everyone in your address book, it sure did hose IBM's worldwide intranet
> Perhaps one should ask why it is we need virus scanning software and work on
> the underlying problem. I think virus scanning software is just a patch to
> get around deficiencies in Operating Systems and Applications Software.
> Proper operating systems which protect themselves (Unix to some extent (esp.
> 'hardened or secure systems', and OS/390 to a greater extent) do not exhibit
> such a problem, due to design considerations.
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