Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I just resently found out about RAT and Keyloggers (Remote Administration Tool) that is used by "hackers" to take controll over a cumputeres.

Here is some information on the topic.

Is linux affected the same way Windows is?

share|improve this question
Hi Nik - over on Security Stack Exchange we have answers from experienced security professionals. See – Rory Alsop Mar 13 '13 at 9:06
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Depends on the distribution. There's certainly a lot less viruses written for Linux, but some Linux distributions are so secure that they won't allow any unsigned applications to run at all and therefore virtually impervious to infection. Of course, a lot of the time it's the end users fault for executing something they shouldn't be, so infection rate is ultimately down to the person using the machine.

Remote admin tools are just a windows thing as far as I know. Most Linux users remotely admin boxes using putty to gain a secure SSH connection and run commands directly rather then through a remote tool.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .