Linux security

  • Major security flaw threatens Linux users

    Posted March 4, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    Patches being rushed out the door for major desktop distros.
  • Dangerous Linux Trojan could be sign of things to come

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Desktop Linux users accustomed to a relatively malware-free lifestyle should get more vigilant in the near future – a researcher at RSA has detailed the existence of the "Hand of Thief" Trojan, which specifically targets Linux.
  • Linux security tips

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Linux is a fantastic operating system, but it's not impregnable. Like any OS it requires constant vigilance to keep it protected. Here are some tips to help protect your Linux system from being vulnerable to attack.
  • Review

    Seven free security tools for Linux

    Posted April 12, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    One of the big advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives. That's due in large part to the way Linux assigns permissions, but it's also certainly true that the open source operating system is targeted by malware writers far less frequently than Windows is, in particular, simply because it's less widely used and so much more diverse.
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