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Linux Malware: The Truth About This Growing Threat [Updated]
How to Protect Your Linux System Against Malware and Other Dangerous Attacks
If you’ve been keeping up with security news, you may have noticed that it seems as if there have been an increasing number of attacks on Linux recently - Cloud Snooper, EvilGnome, HiddenWasp, QNAPCrypt, GonnaCry, FBOT and Tycoon serving as prime high-profile examples. This observation is somewhat counterintuitive, as Linux is generally regarded as a highly secure operating system. So what exactly has been going on lately, and are these attacks being blown out of proportion by the media? Is Linux still a viable OS for security-conscious users? LinuxSecurity.com aims to put the recent attacks on Linux into context, provide some background on Linux malware and shed some light on these questions in this article.