Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For years, one of the biggest benefits of escaping Microsoft Windows was that running a security suite with a Linux distribution was completely unnecessary. There simply wasn't a need for it.
Now this isn't to say that one OS is more secure than another (that’s a debate for another article entirely). However I've found that in general, the most dangerous thing you will run into on the Linux desktop is a lousy upgrade experience.
In this article, I'll take a look at why so many users believe Linux is completely safe and how this belief is false. The fact of the matter is, no operating system is truly malware proof. In truth the threat level experienced tends to vary from platform to platform.