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Source: Consumer Electronics - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Server Security “This is very embarrassing.” So began a post by the developers of UnrealIRCd server after finding that their software was infected with a Trojan. Another example of why enterprises should consider the safe haven of Linux? Just the opposite: The Trojan infected only the Linux version of the server software, but its Windows counterpart was clean. Although Linux malware is relatively rare compared to attacks on Windows, it exists, and it’s steadily increasing. In fact, as far back as 2005, the amount of known Linux malware had already doubled over the course of a year to 863 programs. As Linux’s popularity grows among consumers and enterprises, so does its attractiveness to hackers.

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