Securing your Linux environment

Monday, 8 December 2003, 2:59 PM EST

As Linux gains momentum, Linux systems become more attractive to virus writers. Read on to learn more about antivirus software, end-user education, and safe computing practices that can protect you from attacks.

Various antivirus vendors use different definitions for malicious code commonly referred to as a virus, Trojan, or worm. According to Sophos:

"A virus is code that is capable of self-replication from one system to another. In order to do this, it requires an executable path, e.g., a network file share. It is typically disguised as another program, such as a screensaver. Like all malicious code, it has unpleasant side effects ranging from deletion of data to merely changing contents of a file such as an Excel worksheet."

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