Linux is far from being free of malware??!!
dbyentzen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 14:42:49 UTC 2014
Great information from all. Thanks for sharing. Using the basic security
tips as Nio pointed out ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BasicSecurity ) is a
must. While Linux is more secure than others it is not "bullet proof" so
reasonable precautions are a must besides the greatest security threat to a
Linux OS is the device that sits in front of the keyboard.
On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 8:11 AM, Andre Rodovalho
<andre.rodovalho at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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,
>> amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
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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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