Linux HIPS

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by NoHolyGrail, Aug 1, 2007.

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  1. NoHolyGrail

    NoHolyGrail Registered Member

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    Are any HIPS available for Linux?
     
  2. Kerodo

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    The only thing approaching a HIPS for Linux that I've seen in any distro was AppArmour which comes with SuSE 10.2. It's more or less a HIPS. I don't like it myself, it just seems so unnecessary in Linux, more junk to slow things down and SuSE is already slow enough. You can turn it off though if you like.
     
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    You don't really need a HIPS software on Linux, my
    point of view, its a waste of time.
    I've been running SuSe 10.2 for 8 months with minimal
    security software installed (no Anti-Virus) just SuSe's Firewall.
    There are very little viruses and security vulnerabilities in Linux.
     
  5. NoHolyGrail

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    I thought that might be the case that the lack of security vulnerabilities made it unnecessary. I'm planning on trying out Linux soon, so I'm still mostly unfamiliar with it.

    Combo: I'm under the impression there's a difference between HIPS and HIDS. Am I mistaken?
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Running only ever firewalls in all of my Linux distros. There is absolutely no reason to use anything else. It would be like wearing a seatbelt on a ship in case you collide with an iceberg.
    Mrk
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Yep, using an AV or HIPS in Linux kinda defeats the purpose of running Linux to begin with IMO..
     
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    Try out Linux soon, and experience it as is. You may find it liberating!!! If you feel the urge to play with security apps., then boot into windows. I dual-boot ubuntu/xp and have a router, so a firewall is not even installed. It is nice to be able to use the extra ram available for running the plethora of apps. available, and not having to surf the net to find those apps.!!!
     
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