— Leon Kolthof (@LeonKolthof) January 28, 2015
Sorry to burst your little bubble of hope, but Linux isn’t safe anymore. Once accredited as the most reliable and secure operating software, Linux has now joined the list of Android, iOS and OSX and Windows as the most vulnerable operating software.
Linux Distros are at great risk because of Ghost vulnerability that is found in GNU C Library aka glibc. The attackers can get remote access to Linux devices simply after sending a malicious email. A security vendor, Qualys, needs to be highlighted here because it emerged on the screen mentioning the weaknesses in Linux Distros.
An official of Qualys claimed that the Ghost vulnerability is a serious weakness and was first diagnosed back in 2000 in glibc. However, ever since Qualys alerted the major Linux distributors, several including Novell, Debian, Ubuntu and Red Hat have released the security patches.