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Is Linux Secure?


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#1 PadRat

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:14 PM

Hello Everyone,

After 2 nasty rootkits and countless low level Adware infections to several computers in my home, I am wanting to consider alternatives to Windows.

I have loaded PCLOS KDE on a LiveCD and Lucid Puppy on a LiveUSB and am testing both.

My question is, how secure is Linux and how impervious is it to infections? Does it require protection like Windows?

I would appreciate any advice you have.

Thank you,

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:45 PM

I found this in a Google search: Linux Security for Beginners. :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:22 PM

According to DELL :

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:57 PM

Thank you both. That is great information. It seems like from everything I have read, that Linux is very secure.

But is that true if, for example, you open an email that has a virus or does it only protect youfrom people trying to infiltrate your computer through an open port?

Just curious. Thank you
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:13 PM

No that includes all types of viruses and malware most attachment viruses and such are meant for windows and not ubuntu and they will not execute in a linux environment.

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