Originally Posted by bacon12
I know XP was a security nightmare on release, but I haven't found anything other than a tracking cookie on Vista in almost two years of use.
There are unix/linux rookits, they just don't spread because of the lower user base as with windows. The user base is also a lot smarted than the average windows user about security.
mostly correct. however - they dont spread becasue you have to have sudo permissions to run anything at the system level in linux