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Linux is the most popular OS for web-facing computers, running on nearly 75% of servers according to Netcraft’s August 2019 data - making Linux servers an increasingly popular target among cyber criminals. This article offers tips and advice for securing your Linux servers against malware and other dangerous exploits.


Linux powers the internet as we know it — it took over the digital world early on and hasn’t let up since then. This is why Linux server security is crucial to data security.

Whether you rely on your trusty Android smartphone or enjoy browsing social media platforms like Facebook or Pinterest, Linux likely plays an important role in your daily life — even if you’re not fully aware of it. This reality is even more evident in the business world, where Linux is responsible for the web presence of companies of all sizes. In fact, Netcraft’s June 2020 survey shows that Linux also powers nine of the top 10 most reliable host companies’ websites.

Unfortunately, security concerns are nearly as common as Linux itself. These servers have been under assault for years, but many users remain unaware of the extent to which their data can be compromised without proactive server security measures.