Posted by: oldmacbloggit | February 7, 2011

More Groovy than Flaming?*

Good day, gentle readers.

We fear we have neglected you of late: Mr Harley because of competing demands, and I because unlike him, I have a life.

We thought, though, that you might be interested in a new column launched by Sophos on its Naked Security blog site (who would think that infosec would be so titillating?).

Flaming Retort, according to the estimable Paul Ducklin, aims “to comment on one or two recent flames which represent a position which a significant minority seem to believe, but which isn’t quite as true or as certain as they might think” and kicks off with a response to comments about the irrelevance of anti-malware to Linux, making a very useful point about widespread infection of Linux systems with Linux/Rst-B. Yes, I know it refers to figures from 2-3 years ago, but that doesn’t invalidate the point about the automatic immunity of non-Windows operating systems.

The blog doesn’t make direct reference to other non-Windows operating systems, but it does include a list of “related posts” that are mostly Mac-related. They’re mostly tied to Sophos’ free-for-home-use Mac AV, of course, but I don’t have a problem with that, personally.


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