Is Anti-virus software needed for Linux?

Linux is considered a very safe OS. This is mainly because there are more Windows machines than Linux boxes. For hackers it makes more sense to attack a wider population to get better results. As a result Linux has been spared of widespread virus attacks. This does not mean Linux has bullet-proof safety against viruses. The following table lists some linux viruses which necessiates administrators to consider anti-virus measures to be implemented. Continue reading “Is Anti-virus software needed for Linux?”