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Although Linux offers security advantages, users must remain vigilant against various forms of malware and cyberattacks.

Linux is often praised for its enhanced security compared to other operating systems. Nevertheless, IT professionals must never assume that Linux is immune to threats.

Due to widespread adoption in critical infrastructure, Linux has drawn the attention of advanced persistent threat (APT) groups aiming to breach its security. Additionally, Linux finds use in various IoT devices. One of the largest cyberattacks in history involved the “Mirai” malware, which exploited vulnerabilities in devices running Linux.

In this article, we will explore characteristics of Linux malware, examine malware distribution methods, and learn how to thwart attacks.