Linux desktop growth could spur new malware activity


When the Indiana Department of Education began installing PCs running Linux in schools last year, it installed open source antivirus software on servers to scan incoming email. But it didn't bother installing antivirus software on the desktop computers.

"I hate to admit this, but I wasn't worried," said Forrest Gaston, a consultant managing the project for the state. Despite heavy student usage of the Internet, Gaston's optimism has so far been borne out: "It hasn't been an issue," he says. Linux desktop growth could spur new malware activity - Computerworld

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