[STICKY] How to Install BitDefender AntiVirus 4 Linux (Free)

Hand Of Thief online banking virus for Linux

Postby Wolfman » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:32 am

Hi all,

anyone using online banking under Linux might want to read this:

https://blogs.rsa.com/thieves-reaching- ... inth3wild/

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Re: Hand Of Thief online banking virus for Linux

Postby Decimator Omega » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:02 am

Well I'm glad I don't have to worry about that. Sounds awful. :(
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Re: Hand Of Thief online banking virus for Linux

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:03 pm

One of the first elements to get removed on installation of any GNU/Linux distribution in my book are the 'financial apps' with any form of Banking Element! I only use the telephone, and even then I use analogue handset, not digital! ;)
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Re: Hand Of Thief online banking virus for Linux

Postby larmannjan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:27 pm

If I do not use those apps am I still vulnerable?
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Re: Hand Of Thief online banking virus for Linux

Postby Wolfman » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:16 am

larmannjan wrote:If I do not use those apps am I still vulnerable?

No!.

You must still keep your PC up-to-date though for any further security updates!.

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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby Wolfman » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:01 am

gorin002 wrote:I thought you do not need virus scanner in Linux you do need it

Hi,

a bit late in answering this one but.....

As far as security goes; Linux is 99.99% safe, there is always a chance that some moron out there will do his/her best to try and make all our lives a misery and that is why it is better that you have an Anti Virus app installed for the "Just-in case" scenario.

Mostly an AV app on your Pc would be good for checking files between Windows/Mac partitions to make certain they are not infected and that you don't pass them on to others via the Net/USB Stick/Disk in the form of attachments or files etc.

Apart from that, there really isn't much to worry about unless you are a security freak!.

See also:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Linuxvirus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/2 ... to-viruses

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Re: [STICKY] How to Install BitDefender AntiVirus 4 Linux (F

Postby dmemphis » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:51 pm

Yes... what is being scanned for... windows exe viruses or Linux exe viruses?
What is the benefit here, really, to Linux?
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Re: [STICKY] How to Install BitDefender AntiVirus 4 Linux (F

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:01 am

dmemphis wrote:Yes... what is being scanned for... windows exe viruses or Linux exe viruses?
What is the benefit here, really, to Linux?


If you receive a Windows file that has not been checked and attached to an email you could be unwittingly passing it on to someone running windows - no virus can affect GNU/Linux - what can affect GNU/Linux is someone packaging commands that wipe your drive as stated elsewhere when you posted.
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Re: [STICKY] How to Install BitDefender AntiVirus 4 Linux (F

Postby Pierre » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:57 am

I thought you do not need virus scanner in Linux you do need it


You Don't Need it :o
- you do need it - if you dual_boot with any M$ O/S. .. ..

technically you should not perform a virus scan from within the same O/S,
but rather scan from from another O/S, such as linux,
or, from a live_cd, - as there is a small risk of the virus hiding within the running O/S.
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Re: [STICKY] How to Install BitDefender AntiVirus 4 Linux (F

Postby dmemphis » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:16 pm

Ok thanks so much for the clarification.
I see now. Yes I agree completely on scan outside of target OS.
I just didn't know that was the context of the scanning.
I'm currently not trying to support windows from Linux.
I'm just trying to keep Linux safe.
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