There’s a certain amount of cackling that happens when one operating system has a vulnerability exposed, is hit with a major security breach or is targeted by attackers while other operating systems go untouched. It isn’t malicious, it’s more a matter of rivalry. Windows vs. Mac OS X vs. Linux is a tale as old as the digital age.
However, when it comes to the XOR botnet which is composed of infected Linux computers that’s taking aim at up to 20 targets a day with potent DDoS attacks, non-Linux users may need to hit pause on any feelings of superiority. Here’s what you need to know about the XOR botnet, the human error element, and how to keep from contributing to or getting hit with a DDoS attack.…Continue reading