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Date:      Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:41:56 -0500
From:      Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee@gmail.com>
To:        galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu
Cc:        Tim Daneliuk <tundra@tundraware.com>, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Anti-virus for FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <86io0bpssb.fsf@WorkBox.Home>
In-Reply-To: <19103.128.135.52.6.1458839363.squirrel@cosmo.uchicago.edu>
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Valeri Galtsev writes:

> On Thu, March 24, 2016 9:31 am, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> On 03/24/2016 09:25 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>> that we scan for viruses attacking something else not on MS products?
>>> Are there any? ;-)

Not a virus, but the only thing I've seen recently was the KeRanger
ransomware distributed after the code repo for the Transmission
Bittorrent client was compromised.[1] Ransomware is probably the least
threatening of malware out there, since it seems limited in effect and
is thwarted by regular backups. Though those facts and my opinion don't
mean anything to folks who get stuck with it and have no recent backups.

[1]:https://blog.malwarebytes.org/mac/2016/03/first-mac-ransomware-spotted/

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::  brandon.wandersee@gmail.com
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