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Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?

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There once was a time when Windows users could feel relatively safe and secure as they made their online excursions around the World Wide Web.

Those days ended relatively quickly, of course, followed soon afterwards by a similar waning of confidence on the Mac side.

For those of us who prefer Linux, however, the Age of Innocence -- as one might call it -- has lasted much longer. Indeed, the recent discovery of the "Hand of Thief" Trojan has brought that fact to the forefront of many users' minds, frequently accompanied by a raft of fresh doubts and insecurities.

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