[lubuntu-users] [lubuntu-devel] Security on Lubuntu PCs/Laptops

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 14:19:33 UTC 2016

Den 2016-10-23 kl. 15:42, skrev Ian Bruntlett:
> Hi,
> (Intro)
> I refurbish old PCs and laptops that people give me to refurbish and
> pass on (free) to people with mental health problems, their carers or
> their children. People give me unwanted hardware so I can do that.
> Sometimes I scrounge parts. Sometimes I buy parts and pay for them
> personally.
> (Refurbishing a computer)
> I run memtest86+ on it to check the memory. Then I use dban to
> comprehensively wipe the hard drive. Then I put Lubuntu on it. Also
> installed are:- my illustrated guide to Lubuntu, LibreOffice, GIMP,
> lubuntu-restricted-extras, gnome-games.
> (Actual question)
> Paul Chapple, one of my long-term lubuntu on a Dell laptop users asked
> me about viruses on Linux. I do know that Linux server computers
> sometimes get hacked over the Internet. I did a bit of research and
> found https://www.linux.com/learn/myth-busting-linux-immune-viruses .
> After that, is there anything else I should be aware of?
> TIA,
> Ian
> --
> -- ACCU - Professionalism in programming - http://www.accu.org
> -- My writing - https://sites.google.com/site/ianbruntlett/
> -- Free Software page -
> https://sites.google.com/site/ianbruntlett/home/free-software

Hi Ian,

I suggest that you read this somewhat old but still correct link


and the sticky threads at the Ubuntu Security Forum


Best regards

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