Originally posted by Linux24
But I digress...
1. Is Linux vulnerable to spyware, and to what extent.
2. If yes, is there an anti-spyware program for Linux?
3. If no, why is it not vulnerable?
1. Linux is vulnerable to spyware, but not to the extent that Windows is. A big factor in this is the open-source nature of many apps. Unfortunately, there are some apps for Linux that are distributed in binary only format. Trust is a big concern when dealing with those developers. Of course, any developer that embeds malicious software is going to "lose face" in the Linux community.
2. There are some apps that attempt to minimize the effects of malicious software. I've attempted to build a directory
of useful software. On the Linux side, the anti-spyware stuff usually falls into the filtering proxy group. Hope it helps...