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The myths about malware in unix/linux

Is it possible for my Linux box to become infected with a malware? I haven't heard of it happening to anyone I know, and I've heard quite a few times that it isn't possible. Is that true? If so, ...
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Does installing and using Wine open up your Linux platform to windows virus'?

Just wondering if installing wine might open up a fairly solid linux desktop to the world of windows virus'. Any confirmed reports about that? Would you then install a windows antivirus product ...
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How to tell if mysterious programs in nethogs listing are malware?

This is what I see in Nethogs: I'm concerned about the listings with PID ?, running as root. How can I find out what these are? I'm running Linux Mint 14. Please let me know what other information ...
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Is there way to stop random software packages from remotely transferring your files?

I am running a bitcoin client on my archlinux computer. If somebody can get ahold of the wallet.dat file, located in the ~/.bitcoin/ directory they can steal my coins. I have minimal software ...
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How to stop a windows virus run in Wine from infecting executables?

Yesterday all *.exe files on my machine were infected by Win32.Neshta virus after I ran one program via wine. I cured the machine with rm -rf ~/.wine, but it's no good anyway. So, I decided to set ...
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Do I really need an antivirus on Debian 7? [closed]

I use Debian 7 and I visit unknown and different websites. I want to know that people say that we get virus form internet and those virus hack our Bank accounts. Do I really need any antivirus? I ...