A recent article, Tips for Improving the Linux Desktop Security by NG Staff explains that one of the motives behind the escalating blatant hacking of Linux desktop is to steal network bandwidth as well as the storage space. After hacking the Linux servers, the hackers can spread spam, malware and scams together with phishing campaigns to the whole cyberworld.

Here’s how to improve Linux desktop security that can withstand the most vicious cyberattacks.

Full Disk Encryption (FDE)

Encrypting the entire hard disk drive is extremely advisable. A simple login password is inadequate in providing your Linux desktop with the security it needs in case somebody steals it and tries to steal or access all the saved information therein. Encrypting the data protects the data, thus making it difficult for the hacker to read anything without the correct FDE password.

Update Software regularly

Linux OS and all other applications require regular updating. Keep the PDF readers, video players and web browsers updated. Ensure to activate the file marked “Important Security Updates” always.

Use Linux Firewall

Learn how to use “iptables” and other components of the Linux firewall as well as specific configuration tools such as UFW Frontends and GUFW to keep the OS safe, and the device well protected against all kind of threats.

Tight Web Browser Security

For hackers, web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the quick access to the Linux desktop and devices running on Windows Support. Look for the applicable extensions that make it easier for you to improve the level of protection within the browser and would also increase your level of privacy.

Install Antivirus Software

You should not neglect the need for installation and use of third party virus removal applications on the device; although the level of risk with Linux is much lesser than what you would encounter with other OS.


Following these tips will make your Linux device protected. In case you need expert’s assistance, At Shift Tech Solutions, we provide comprehensive technical support for computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets and mobile devices. If you are experiencing any problems with your digital devices, call us and we can assist you. We excel in Remote Computer Support Solutions and Online Remote Computer Services so give us a call today!

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