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submitted by Robert B. Kato
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it's not true that Linux computers are 100% virus free. while its true that Linux is the most secure operating system since it was designed with security in mind, its increased use has attracted hackers to develop malicious code that targets linux and "Staog" is one of the few viruses that have been proved to cause damage to Linux OS.

Key points arising from this discussion:
Stoag has its own wikipedia page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staog (which mentions the security flaw that Stoag exploited was fixed soon after Stoag was written, in 1996)

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Related links and information
  1. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/10/06/linux_vs_windows_viruses/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staog

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