Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 28, 2005 12:56 AM
Hooray!!!! My thoughts exactly. I appreciate open source, but the only reason there aren't many viruses for the linux platform is the prevalence of Microsoft on the desktop. Software is too complex to remove all the security holes. If you use anyone else's code in part of your application, you inherit any security flaws they may have left behind. Even if you write every line from scratch, it would be almost impossible to avoid all possible issues. The people who create these viruses could probably find a way to break anything that another person has written.