Saturday, December 13, 2014

Linux malware and viruses

Traditionally you never needed to run an anti virus or use anti malware software while running Linux. According to the Kaspersky blog: malware has been spotted.

Up until this time, Turla has only been spotted  on Windows PC's, but now there is a Linux variant. I am not going to try and explain what it is and what it does, rather read the article above.

As Linux grows in popularity, it will grow as a viable target for malware and virus creators. Hopefully security experts will help to keep Linux a secure operating system.

Don't panic yet, Linux is still much more secure than any version of Windows ;)