Operating System Security Challenge , Threats the Linux OS faces

Operating system security is the basic requirement for ensuring proper running of servers and legal user operations. A vulnerable operating system is an easy target for hackers, worm viruses, Horse virus and other threats, thus leading to problems such as the network service interruption, information loss, data damage and low running efficiency. The SuSE Linux 10 operating system is adopted by data centers and large corporate servers like HybridmediaWorks Web Development Company Islamabad. The related security policies and measures consist of four aspects: OS installation setting, OS patches, OS strengthening and OS log management.

Analysis of OS Security Threats

The threats the Linux OS faces are classified into two categories: personal attacks (hacker attacks) and programmed attacks (such as Worm, Horse and other viruses). OS leakages, insecure accounts or passwords and improper configuration and operation all make it easy for hackers, Worm, Horse and other viruses to access and endanger the Linux OS.

The threats the Linux OS faces are as follows:

  • Personal attacks

Currently, the Linux OS is confronted with personal attacks in most cases. The hacker can attack the system by using the leakage of the OS or application system, weak account password and the configuration defect. When seizing the super user control right of the system, the hacker can damage and embezzle important files and data in the system, severely threatening the ICT network services.

  • Programmed attacks

Programmed attacks refer to computer viruses. Computer viruses include the executable file virus, Worm virus, script virus and backdoor program.

So HybridmediaWorks Website Designer in Islamabad recommends following steps need to taken to avoid OS vulnerability

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