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VMware Finds Linux Malware on the Rise

Linux is largely secure. Sure, it has security problems like any other operating system, but they tend to get fixed quickly and completely. Unfortunately, if you don’t install Linux correctly on your servers or clouds, while you may not be as vulnerable if you were running Windows XP, you’re still in danger. VMware Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) explores these threats in detail in its new report, Exposing Malware in Linux-based Multi-Cloud Environments.

Let’s start with what we all know. Linux is the top cloud operating system. Linux also powers over 78% of the most popular websites. Hackers aren’t stupid. They know that they can make more bucks from targeting clouds wholesale than going after Windows PCs retail. So, they’re increasingly targeting vulnerable Linux-based systems.

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