Hello, I'm kinda new to Ubuntu but I have switched to it from windows since I have heard that its more secure and more virus-free in the last few months I have read a lot about computer viruses and it probably made me a bit more paranoid.
We all know that Linux is more virus-free but it still contains some viruses but what are the chances about getting a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) I have noticed several times that when I left my room for a while another window/program I didn't touch was opened and since my computer contains a lot of source codes I would consider it as 'end-of-my-life' if something like this would happen
I have uninstalled VNC (vino) from my machine right after the system installation
I have not download anything unknown from the internet, only a few well-known programmes using official packages with
I haven't visited any websites I wouldn't be sure about (my ubuntu is only used for programming)
I use ClamAV scanning tool every morning
clamscan -r --bell -i /
I have also used rkhunter to scan for possible rootkits - nothing was found
Solutions I have already heard about but I haven't really tested them
wiresharkto monitor traffic (I am not experienced with using this tool I would like to know what kind of data should I be looking for)
- I have also heard that
iptablesmight be useful
I know that you can never be 100% sure that your computer is virus free, but I think having a RAT in your computer is kind of 'extreme virus' to be honest I doubt that someone would really be controlling me pc since I am sure there is no real way for him to it but on the other side I'm still paranoid about this is there any way I can really check it and then finally close this case which eats a lot of my time searching security forums etc... ?
My opinion: I personally doubt that the small group of existing viruses on Linux contains virus of this type but maybe I am wrong.