Linux desktops susceptibility to botnets?

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  1. rgh1951

    rgh1951 New Member

  2. rgh1951

    rgh1951 New Member

    Having done a search on "Linux AND Botnet" - google...I find some fuzzy information on Linux servers, particularly web servers, where the source of the malware is unknown.
    BUT, I am basically interested in the vulnerability of Linux desktops - that don't run web servers or Samba, NFS, etc.
    Any of these being source infections from the newer botnets? I don't see a clear answer from the search answers I have looked at.
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I'am not aware of any botnets that target Linux desktops. All rootkit infections on Linux systems that I've seen in the last years were caused by vulnerabilitys in web server scripts.

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