Monday, June 2, 2014

final term, antivirus encryption in linux

distrowatch of 2nd June, 2014 is a feature rich publication. out of various interesting posts, i liked most the writing about final term, a feature rich terminal emulator.  it is at present in the developing stage; but the screenshot posted in their github page is quite interesting.

free flow of text in linux, completion of commands are some of the interesting additions. will have to keep my eyes open for the stable release of this one.

Screencast

the other interesting post was about viral attack and encryption in linux. quite an interesting read.

excerpts::



"......There are a number of reasons for this general lack of malware on Linux-based desktop systems. For one, the GNU/Linux desktop community is relatively small when compared next to the Android smart phone community or the Microsoft Windows desktop market.....

......This makes desktop Linux a small, heterogeneous target that quickly guards against new, known vulnerabilities.....

.....Linux typically does not try to run executable files it finds on CDs or USB thumb drives, at least not automatically........

......Perhaps one of the most popular anti-virus programs available for Linux users is ClamAV.......

.........In short, anti-virus software protects against malware which might be accidentally run on your computer, a firewall guards against remote intrusions and encryption keeps your data private in the case someone gains physical access to your computer. None of these is fool-proof, but each tool offers protection against a specific threat.........."