Jon is a senior Linux systems administrator currently working in the Internet security field. Most of his time is spent reviewing security related issues and developing ways to mitigate damage or prevent them from happening in the first place. He has articles published in Linux Journal and Linux Magazines and was previously the Tech Channel editor for b5 Media.
There is much debate about Linux antivirus. Opponents of it state that its heritage as a networked, multi-user operating system protects it. The reality is that there’s simply no reason to not install antivirus on your Linux desktop other than hubris.
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) solve a lot of privacy problems. Since a VPN usually encrypts your traffic between your computer and the VPN provider, it makes it very difficult for an observer to view your traffic to see what you’re up to. However, there are many people who want to be able to hide the […]