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5 Must-Have Security Tools for Your Linux PC

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Some people are, rather falsely, under the impression that just because they use Linux they don’t need to worry about security. Sure, Linux doesn’t suffer from the same types of security issues and prevalent malware that Windows does, but that doesn’t mean that Linux users can neglect their systems and expect to be secure.

These five tools are absolutely essential for Linux desktop users. If you’re running a server, there are more. This guide doesn’t present them in any particular order because they all serve different and arguably equally important functions. Plus, they are all free and open-source software. So if you aren’t using any of these on your Linux desktop, start now.

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Browsers: Chrome 61, Mozilla Against Software Patents, Firefox Photon, and Tor 7.0

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Parrot Security OS Ethical Hacking Distro Considers Ditching Debian for Devuan

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The development team behind the Parrot Security OS ethical hacking and security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution announced that they are considering a possible switch from Debian GNU/Linux to Devuan GNU/Linux as the base of the OS.

The surprising announcement came was posted a couple of days ago on Twitter, and it reads "Our release team is evaluating a possible migration of our project from Debian to Devuan." A few users reacted negatively to the idea of moving the entire operating system from Debian to Devuan, a fork of the former, but without using systemd.

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Also: My Debian Application (anno 1998)

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