So, you may be asking yourself: Why do I need to study Linux security? Isn't Linux already secure? After all, it's not Windows. But the fact is, there are many reasons.
It's true that Linux has certain advantages over Windows when it comes to security. These include the following:
- Unlike Windows, Linux was designed from the ground up as a multiuser operating system. So, user security tends to be a bit better on a Linux system.
- Linux offers a better separation between administrative users and unprivileged users. This makes it a bit harder for intruders, and it also makes it a bit harder for a user to accidentally infect a Linux machine with something nasty.
- Linux is much more resistant to viruses and ...