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Old 09-25-2014, 09:07 PM
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Shellshock’ Bug Spells Trouble for Web Security

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/09/s...-web-security/

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Experts warn that attackers are exploiting a critical, newly-disclosed security vulnerability present countless networks and Web sites that rely on Unix and Linux operating systems. Experts say the flaw, dubbed “Shellshock,” is so intertwined with the modern Internet that it could prove challenging to fix, and in the short run is likely to put millions of networks and countless consumer records at risk of compromise.
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I read this in our press the other day.
Maybe this will make the Linux 'we are never affected by viruses or malware' folks sit up and pay attention!
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Where do you get your info from about Linux never getting a virus?
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Where do you get your info from about Linux never getting a virus?
Just sign in to a Linux forum, and ask them how many viruses they get (or just read what they post). Most of them will state they have never had a virus on their computer since they removed their Windows OS and installed Linux.
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Four No-bull Facts About Shellshock Bash Bug http://www.infoworld.com/article/268...-bash-bug.html

Security is a matter of eternal vigilance and it speaks highly of the strengths of Linux that the exploit was quickly discovered and dealt with. Can you imagine what would have happened if Linux was closed sourced? Yes, this incident is bad news, Ask the question by all means, but don't infer inferior status or quality.

Linux has proved time and time again that it is less likely to get a virus because of one simple mechanic: the root user. Unless users run something as root (assuming they have the appropriate permissions) it can't ravage their filesystem like it can on Windows. Also, because of the clear filesystem style, viruses are a lot easier to discover because they've got to keep their files somewhere.

Linux system's are just as susceptible to malware as windows users. Windows users get viruses by downloading and installing software they should not trust. The same thing can be done by installing a third-party .deb or .rpm that contains malware. When you install such a package it has full access to your computer(you install as root normally) and can theoretically do whatever it wants.

Any OS that is in existence: past, present, or future is only as secure as the user that is using it , and I find it is the Only real truth about OS Security regardless of platform.........
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Just sign in to a Linux forum, and ask them how many viruses they get (or just read what they post). Most of them will state they have never had a virus on their computer since they removed their Windows OS and installed Linux.
That isn't what I asked. Read my question again.
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Where do you get your info from about Linux never getting a virus?
I am going by information I have seen both here and in other forums when Linux in all its' forms is touted as being the answer to most ills.
All I am saying that a lot of people I have spoken to who use Linux are labouring under the mistaken belief that Linux is virus free.
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Where do you get your info from about Linux never getting a virus?
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Just sign in to a Linux forum, and ask them how many viruses they get (or just read what they post). Most of them will state they have never had a virus on their computer since they removed their Windows OS and installed Linux.
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That isn't what I asked. Read my question again.
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I am going by information I have seen both here and in other forums when Linux in all its' forms is touted as being the answer to most ills.
All I am saying that a lot of people I have spoken to who use Linux are labouring under the mistaken belief that Linux is virus free.
That is what I said...
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Where do you get your info from about Linux never getting a virus?
I cannot find anywhere on this thread where anyone who has posted in it has stated this. Both BigBarney and Wrong# have said essentially the same thing, which was to emphasize the mistaken belief held by many Linux users, and Mac users too for that matter.

FOSTERHACKETT, one of the Linux experts here also did NOT say that Linux can never get a virus, the bolded text is my doing;
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Linux has proved time and time again that it is less likely to get a virus... Linux system's are just as susceptible to malware as windows users...
Any OS that is in existence: past, present, or future is only as secure as the user that is using it , and I find it is the Only real truth about OS Security regardless of platform.........
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I cannot find anywhere on this thread where anyone who has posted in it has stated this. Both BigBarney and Wrong# have said essentially the same thing, which was to emphasize the mistaken belief held by many Linux users, and Mac users too for that matter.

FOSTERHACKETT, one of the Linux experts here also did NOT say that Linux can never get a virus, the bolded text is my doing;
Well I never considered myself an expert
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I cannot find anywhere on this thread where anyone who has posted in it has stated this. Both BigBarney and Wrong# have said essentially the same thing, which was to emphasize the mistaken belief held by many Linux users, and Mac users too for that matter.

FOSTERHACKETT, one of the Linux experts here also did NOT say that Linux can never get a virus, the bolded text is my doing;
That was after my question. Not before it.
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