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Worms and Linux

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linuxjournal.com: If you look back at the history of computer worms, you'll see that the computer worms that caused the most damage were directed toward the Microsoft Windows OS. Is this because of the number of Windows vulnerabilities, or is it merely due to the number of Windows users? The question remains unanswered. Meanwhile, apart from the Morris worm, very few worms have been directed toward Linux.

Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): As desktop Linux's popularity grows, so, too, do concerns about viruses and malware. "Malware will come to target consumers on Linux," said blogger Chris Travers. "When it does, we will need to address the challenges it poses.

Hand of Thief malware could be dangerous (if you install it)

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen takes a look at the Hand of Thief trojan and what it means for the Linux community.

“Hand of Thief” banking trojan doesn’t do Windows—but it does Linux

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arstechnica.com: Signaling criminals' growing interest in attacking non-Windows computers, researchers have discovered banking fraud malware that targets people using the open-source Linux operating system.

Is Linux Operating System Virus Free?

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tecmint.com: Linux System is considered to be free from Viruses and Malware. What is the truth behind this notion and how far it is correct ? We will be discussing all these stuffs in this article.

Does the NSA's SE Linux code need a review?

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itwire.com: In the wake of the recent revelations that America's National Security Agency is spying on all and sundry, is it time for the Linux community to take another good, hard look at the NSA-developed Security Enhanced Linux?

The coming push for open source everything

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infoworld.com: When we can no longer trust proprietary hardware or software, open source becomes the only option

FSF, other groups join EFF to sue NSA over unconstitutional surveillance

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today joined eighteen other activist and advocacy organizations in challenging the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance of telecommunications in the United States with a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

An Unmet Need: Privacy Integration on the PC Desktop

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linuxadvocates.com: I had a nice chat (Google Plus) today with +Aaron Seigo regarding RetroShare. He came to the realization as I have that really, thus far, there isn't any form of integrated privacy control built into any computing Desktop system.

KeePassX: Treating Your Passwords Like They’re Important

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mylinuxrig.com: Christmas morning 2012, one of my Gmail accounts was hacked. The good news was that it wasn’t my main account. The bad news was that it was one I used for a fair amount of work-related communication. With web-based clients ruled out, I looked to clients, settling on KeePassX, which is the basis for quite a few password management tools.

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