Linux is far from being free of malware??!!
andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 14:11:43 UTC 2014
I have no problems with malware on Linux. I'm using ubuntu like systems
since 8.04. At the beggining I had dual boot. Since I met VirtualBox, I use
it for testing and also running MS-Windows Only software...
In VBox I can run XP, Windows Server 03, 08, Win7... If you have enough
hardware, it's ok!
Basic Knowledge about security is mandatory, in any OS. If you want some
extra security, you might want to set a firewall and that's it!
2014/1/4 Barry Titterton <titterton.barry at gmail.com>
> On 04/01/14 12:12, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> What do you think? :)
> Thank you!
> Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
> Best Regards,
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> Hi Ali,
> Have a read of this article:-
> It is quite a long but in-depth account of linux security issues. In
> 1. All operating systems, including linux, are vulnerable to careless
> users who install software from dodgy sources.
> 2. It is technically possible, but very difficult, to create a virus that
> can harm a linux system. The separation of user and root accounts makes it
> very difficult for a virus to propagate.
> 3. The popular opinion, promoted by MS and companies that want to sell you
> AV software, that viruses are not written for linux due to its low usage is
> incorrect. Linux is the more popular operating system for the 'industrial'
> side of IT such as web servers so a successful attack would yield many
> millions of victims. Windows is the easier target.
> There is a risk but it is very small. Don't worry.
> Barry T
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