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Linux Malware: Are We There Yet?

Oct 26, 2011, 16:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"One of the biggest misconceptions coming from newer Linux users is that by getting away from Microsoft Windows, they're now free to run their PCs without a care in the world. While it's true that the Linux desktop isn't nearly as big of a target as the Windows desktop, it's foolish to think that security isn't a concern at all.

"As a matter of fact, there are ample malware issues that Linux users need to be aware of. The difference is that unlike Windows, most issues come from rootkits and phishing attempts."

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