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Old 25-12-2010
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Does Linux is also prone to hacks

You might not aware but Linux is today a growing operating system adopted by most of the companies. It is found that today Linux increases its market share of about 20-25%. This is best opted for the server platfom. Today most of the companies are running critical services such as mail servers, file storage and Web sites on Linux machines. These servers typically provide services to a large number of users and therefore need the best possible protection against viruses and malware. Now I had heard that inux is not 100% secure for virus. Does this is true. I found that Linux platform is much more secure than other operating system. What are the other things which proves Linux as a non secure environment.
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Re: Does Linux is also prone to hacks

First thing you must ensure that Linux is not a virus free. But thee numbers in virus attacks remain relatively small when compared to the various attacks against Windows and even other operating systems. There are several factors that explain this difference. One of which is not the least is that Linux is still rarely used as a commercial applications business. It will be really interesting to see how threats will develop gradually for Linux as it spreads within companies. However, it is likely that opening the code that characterizes Linux and open source systems is a factor that can minimize flaws. Some people still wonder if the open source development model provides a level of security and comfort they need to put Linux on their critical systems.
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Re: Does Linux is also prone to hacks

It is not right to say that Linux is not completely not prone to attacks. In most cases, when a user implements a solution around the Linux operating system, it uses a Linux distribution and not just the kernel. So the point here is that when a application is crashed or under attack then there is no support services for the operating platform as it is a open source application. Other than this there are many suppliers who are prepared to provide security guarantees, in terms of patch management as they do for other operating systems, Windows and Unix environments. Using Linux is not in itself guarantee security. All environments need to be administered very properly if used globally. Bugs, viruses and other threats coming every day.
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Re: Does Linux is also prone to hacks

any system should take advantage of well-defined procedures for the administration to preserve its reliability and security technology which is never 100% secure. However, there is no problem related to security that shows that Linux is not ready for deployment at the enterprise level. The code base is managed by many distributors and enjoys the support of key IT suppliers. Linux security may be a myth, but it is also true for any other operating system. Linux does not yet play a major role in business applications. It is not right to say that Linux is not 100% slow. Linux is usable, relatively secure and enjoys all the support necessary to enable it to survive in business applications.
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Re: Does Linux is also prone to hacks

DoS attack is common for Linux platform. Whenever Linux is used in a network environment, you can use the kernel functions that network packets can be processed so that a distinction between internal and external network areas. The Linux Netfilter Framework allows you to set up an effective firewall that separates the various networks from one another. Using iptables a generic table structure for the definition of rule sets - you can precisely control which packets may pass through a network interface. The components of netfilter and iptables are responsible for filtering and processing of network packets as well as NAT. The filter criteria and all associated actions are stored in chains that need to be sequentially compared with each incoming traffic on your network.
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Re: Does Linux is also prone to hacks

One of the ways the most important security features used today are passwords. It is important for you and your users have secure passwords are difficult to guess. Many of the recent Linux distributions include programs passwd that do not allow easily guessable password. Make sure your passwd is up to date and has these features. The public-key cryptography, such as that used for PGP, uses one key to encrypt and to decrypt. In contrast, traditional encryption uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt, and this key must be known to both parties, and thus somehow transferred from one to another. GNU / Linux is by its nature, a very fertile ground for computer viruses.
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