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Old 10-23-2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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linux security


the best security for linux ?
 
Old 10-23-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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O Linux já é seguro mas quiseres podes sempre instalar um anti-vírus, se isso te faz sentir melhor.
Pesquisei e encontrei este gratuito... https://www.comodo.com/home/internet...-for-linux.php
Espero que ajude.

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Linux is now safe but you want you can always install an anti -virus , if it makes you feel better .
Googled and found this https://www.comodo.com/home/internet...-for-linux.php
Hope that helps .
 
Old 10-23-2014, 09:46 AM   #3
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the best security for linux ?
What would you like to know? Which distribution? How to configure your system? How to protect against specific threats? Something else?
 
Old 10-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #4
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I have just changed my os to linux I always had avg free as an anti virus. Is comodo a good replacement.
Thank you for your reply. Motorbob
 
Old 10-23-2014, 11:15 AM   #5
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Fyi: Unless you work with Windows files, you don't need the antivirus.
 
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:26 AM   #6
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Welcome to Linux Questions! It's not easy to answer such a general question, but here are a few points.

1. You do not need to worry about Linux being attacked by a virus. On the other hand, if you use Linux to download an file with a virus and transfer that file to a Windows system, you've infected Windows.

2. If you are connected to the internet via a router, the router should have a built-in firewall. If you connect via a modem, then you need to run a firewall on your computer. How do you know which you have? If it's wireless or connects to an ethernet port, it's a router. If it connects to a usb port, it's a modem. Linux has a built-in firewall, but most distros derived from Debian turn it off. If you have something like Mint or Ubuntu, and need a firewall, you can turn it on with a little program called gusw.

3. Basically, the biggest risk is between the chair and the keyboard. Do you have sensible passwords for wireless connection and financial transactions? Do you resist the temptation to follow up spam just to see what it is? Do you refrain from opening attachments in emails from people you've never heard of? Common sense is the best protection!
 
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #7
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cybernetico,

Please note that all posts at LQ should be in English. I've added a Google translate, but feel free to edit. Thanks.

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Old 10-23-2014, 11:58 AM   #8
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Welcome to Linux Questions! It's not easy to answer such a general question, but here are a few points.

1. You do not need to worry about Linux being attacked by a virus. On the other hand, if you use Linux to download an file with a virus and transfer that file to a Windows system, you've infected Windows.

2. If you are connected to the internet via a router, the router should have a built-in firewall. If you connect via a modem, then you need to run a firewall on your computer. How do you know which you have? If it's wireless or connects to an ethernet port, it's a router. If it connects to a usb port, it's a modem. Linux has a built-in firewall, but most distros derived from Debian turn it off. If you have something like Mint or Ubuntu, and need a firewall, you can turn it on with a little program called gusw.

3. Basically, the biggest risk is between the chair and the keyboard. Do you have sensible passwords for wireless connection and financial transactions? Do you resist the temptation to follow up spam just to see what it is? Do you refrain from opening attachments in emails from people you've never heard of? Common sense is the best protection!
Thanks that is most helpful. motorbob
 
  


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