Is it possible for a Linux system to get infected from Web browsing to a site with malicious code, malware, or trojan?
Fedora Core 18 (KDE),
Firefox 20.0 for Linux and
I have read several articles and Superuser questions/answers regarding Linux and Antivirus software:
I am cautious (install from yum or from well-known repositories, have iptables set up, run as a regular user, use
sudo sparingly, etc.)
I definitely would never download an RPM from a sketchy source and install it, or run some command blindly.
However, when I'm in a
Windows environment, my big constant worry, even with running Antivirus, is that I'll stumble upon some site with a virus, Trojan, or other nasty.
Do I need to have that same fear when web browsing in Linux as a regular (non-root) user?