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Source: IT World Canada - Posted by Alex   
Server Security Security consultant: Users who don't run antivirus software on Linux ďworking in favour of the hackersĒ Starry-eyed Linux desktop enthusiasts could become passive conduits for malware, security experts warn. From a quick perusal of support forums for the Ubuntu Linux distribution, youíll notice that the necessity of an antivirus program for the OS is one of the touchier subjects. Some users are clearly running their systems under the assumption that Linux is virtually impervious to attack. Why, thatís one of the benefits of Linux, they say: You donít need antivirus software.

Bad assumption, says Nima Dezhkam, senior security consultant at Security Compass, a Toronto-based security software development firm. Itís something he doesnít have to explain to his enterprise clients, who already have antivirus software running on their Linux servers.

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