Your Linux Firewall Cant Stop These 3 Attacks!

Nowadays, Linux systems are considered fairly secure, as people think that Linux rarely gets infected with malware such as viruses, rootkits, worms, etc. You might also see that we hardly ever come across Antivirus software being sold for Linux, giving the illusion that Linux is an ultimately secure Operating System. Given that roughly 75 percent of the world’s servers run on Linux, we can’t truly believe that Linux is as secure as we think it is. Linux is only as secure as the person controlling and configuring it. Essentially, if a user has bad security practices, e.g. opening unauthorized emails or downloading potentially malicious links, then there is a very high chance that their Linux system will be compromised.

A Linux firewall is defined as a solution or service that regulates, protects, and blocks network traffic as it passes to and from a Linux-based environment. Ultimately, it keeps your Linux systems secure by filtering certain network traffic that can be sent and received by the system itself. 

By default, Linux uses nftables, the successor of iptables, as a firewall and it does a fairly good job of keeping Linux Systems secure and mitigating potential attacks, especially if you have a good Security Engineer within your organization who is quite proficient with the tool. However, it does raise a very valid question: What attacks can’t this Linux firewall protect against? Whether you are using a paid firewall service or whether you are using the built-in iptables tool, there

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