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Linux is secure - it is its users who are not

Date 21 Apr 2020
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Posted By Brittany Day
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The rise in attacks on Linux in recent years is not due to problems with the Linux OS, but rather issues with individual accounts and poor administration. LinuxSecurity Founder Dave Wreski states: "Although it may be easy to blame the rise in attacks targeting Linux in recent years on security vulnerabilities in the operating system as a whole, this is simply not the truth. The majority of exploits on Linux systems can be attributed to misconfigured servers and poor administration."

Joe McManus, Director of Security at Canonical, said: "Linux and, particularly Ubuntu, are incredibly secure systems but, that being said, it is their popularity that makes them a target."

Ian Thornton-Trump, a threat intelligence expert and the CISO at Cyjax, added: "From an economic and mission perspective, it makes sense for a threat actor to invest in open-source skills for flexibility and the ability to target the systems where the good stuff is happening."

 

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