If you’ve been keeping up with security news, you may have noticed that it seems as if there have been an increasing number of attacks on Linux recently - Cloud Snooper, EvilGnome, HiddenWasp, QNAPCrypt, and GonnaCry serving as prime high-profile examples. Find out more about these threats and how to protect yourself from them.

This observation is somewhat counterintuitive, as Linux is generally regarded as a highly secure operating system. So what exactly has been going on lately, and are these attacks being blown out of proportion by the media? Is Linux still a viable OS for security-conscious users? LinuxSecurity.com aims to put the recent attacks on Linux into context, provide some background on Linux malware and shed some light on these questions in this article.

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