viruses and spyware
ok guys.. ive heard lots of stuff regarding viruses ect. and linux. ive heard that there is NO viruses or spyware, ive heard that there is a little bit, and ive heard that its the same as windows. now im not on the net with my linux box yet.. (only because of wireless issues) but i was just wondering. is there accually no viruses and spyware ect. or is there?
There are a few worms and such for linux, but most of them are more "proof of concept" than they are "in the wild". It's much more difficult to write an effective virus for linux than for Windows in general. I think there are about 50 viruses.
As for spyware, there really isn't anything out there; at the moment, it remains a Windows problem.