Nothing is bullet proof and 100% and the worst threat to any OS is the user.
I've been a Linux user 6 years and have never heard of any user getting a virus on Linux.
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I guess if you want to get a virus on Linux, then you have to go and look for it. LOL.----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 8370791
Engine version: 0.101.4
Scanned directories: 1
Scanned files: 11
Infected files: 2
Data scanned: 20.73 MB
Data read: 1882.34 MB (ratio 0.01:1)
Time: 59.531 sec (0 m 59 s)
i've got 2 ;
/home/andrew/Desktop/eicar_com.zip: Eicar-Test-Signature FOUND
/home/andrew/Desktop/eicar.com: Eicar-Test-Signature FOUND
mind you i did get them on purpose from here: https://www.eicar.org/?page_id=3950
Except that most servers in the world run in Linux, and banks’ servers are not an exception.Frankly, I don't see why anyone would bother trying to infect Linux, when there is hardly anything financial to be gained.
My bad.Except that most servers in the world run in Linux, and banks’ servers are not an exception.
There are no virus as such (spontaneous and autonomous propagation), but there are heaps of malware (trick the user to click on a link + install stuff, put sudo password) and there are a huge number of vulnerabilities and exploits for many of the Linux processes.
My two cents here for @T4B are:
- Keep your software up to date,
- Delete unexpected emails
- Do not blindly follow links
- Verify signatures of your downloads / download software from trusted repositories always,
- Do not obey prompts for your password that weren’t expected (e.g., when clicking a link, or when opening a document like a PDF) and, in case of doubt,
- use a malware scanner as the ones recommended or upload the suspicious file to https://www.virustotal.com/
Ok what output do you get forBTW
I haven't forgotten about your question about how I am doing with C programming.
@gvisocHahaha oh man, I didn't mean to "sound" harsh.
Interestingly enough, attacking personal computers is something that has a lot of value. This material from Brian Krebs explains what is the value on a personal PC for an adversary. It's from 2012 but today it is still as current as it was back then. TL;DR: a hacked personal computer is very valuable.
Been running GNU/linux distros for 10+ years and have had two root kits and been hacked three times, now. Like Garth Brooks, "I've got friends in low places." Either that or enemies in higher places (or both)! LOLBeen running Linux for 10 years plus and I've never had a virus of any kind.
Maybe start a new thread out of courtesy to T4B?
Fine with me if Wiz wants to move this over to the Command Line forum.
Probably be a better place for it.