Linux In The Security Crosshairs

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2003-12-19 Print this article Print

Linux's growing popularity has made it the target of virus writers and script kiddies, but Linux developers are fighting back.

It used to be that if you were running Linux, you could be reasonablly certain that virus writers and crackers wouldnt come knocking on your network door. Those days are done. Now, crackers are attacking Linux sites,and its only a matter of time until virus writers come calling.

Fortunately, Linux developers and security experts are working to toughten Linux up as Jim Wagner explains in his LinuxPlanet article, which can be found here.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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