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Is Desktop Linux Secure?

May 15, 2014, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

I'm asked this all the time: is using Linux on the desktop more secure than Windows? Considering that security suites aren't commonly used with Linux on the desktop, this is a legitimate question and worthy of being answered in depth.

In this article, I'll look at how malware affects the Linux community, what vulnerabilities often get ignored and what you should do about it. With the revelation that some in the Windows security industry feel that the concept of the antivirus is dead, it's reasonable to ask -- how does this affect Linux?

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