[ubuntu-uk] Security on Ubuntu
ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Sun Mar 4 17:37:30 GMT 2007
Benjamin Webb wrote:
> I know that Linux is supposed to be much more secure than Windows. But
> I still feel it would be best to have Antivirus and Firewall.
> My quiestion is, do either of these come with Ubuntu by default, and
> if not, what free software should I use.
I would recommend using "rkhunter", which is in the Ubuntu repositories.
This is a Unix/Linux root 'kit' hunter like the older "chkrootkit". They
both check for malicious software installed on Unix/Linux. Those of you
who think that Unix/linux is not as vulnerable as Windows should read:
Whilst it's true that Unix/Linux is not vulnerable to Windows viruses,
Trojan's and worms there are many other threats out there waiting to
trap the unwary. Anyone connecting to Broadband without a firewall is
just asking to be attacked by swarms of botnets:
Wake up to this ubuntu-uk, or live to regret it!
Dr. A.J.Travis, | mailto:ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
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