It’s normal to hear Linux users brag about security and sometimes tease Windows users. Some Linux users have this perception that security is assured simply by running Linux as well as configuring a Linux VPN. According to the Berkeley Linux Users Group, several enterprises have started switching to Linux mainly because of the security challenges and attacks they’ve experienced over the years.
Attackers are getting smarter by the day, developing new tricks due to which operating systems like Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 are severely affected. However, moving to Linux doesn’t necessarily mean you’re entirely shielded from these attacks.
Last week, Hackread published a detailed report on EvilGnomes, a Linux malware caught targeting desktop users by recording their conversations and stealing their data. The good news is that there are some steps which can be taken to secure your Linux device.