Windows Malware Takes Advantage of Weak Linux Setups

A few weeks ago I asked if Linux needed antivirus, in a post where I concluded with the assertion that even though it wasn’t necessary to protect the Linux servers, it was good to have for protection of Windows hosts. A recently discovered malware infection affecting Windows flips the concept and takes an interesting approach to compromising Linux. More importantly, it underscores the importance of properly securing Linux from both external and internal threats.