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From: Tracy Reed (treedultraviolet.org)
Date: Sun Apr 25 2010 - 22:25:47 CDT
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 08:57:18AM +1200, Nick FitzGerald spake thusly:
> Anyone authoritatively stating that antivirus software is a necessary
> component of a "reasonably secure" system is a fool.
No, they just think all the world is Windows.
> So _if_, as you and another recent poster strongly imply, the PCI
> standards include a specific _requirement_ for antivirus software, then
> the standards themselves are total nonsense...
PCI only requires antivirus for systems commonly affected by
viruses. This means Windows. PCI security council has said that UN*X
OSs etc. are not required to have antivirus.
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