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Linux Mint hacked: Malware-infected ISOs linked from official site



It is not impossible to install software that has a malicious intent, if it was then installing ANY software would be problematic, and yes the problem usually exists between the keyboard and the chair (PEBKAC). The difference with *NIX is that the user actually has to type in a password to install anything, and if they don't have SUDO or otherwise have root privileges then they're not going to be able to do anything of the sort. Whereas Windows malware has been known to install silently, in the background, without the user being aware of it happening, without any interaction at all.

Windows users may not read the pop-up dialogue requesting permission to install, and perhaps are more prone to simply click OK to get rid of the annoying dialogue-box. A behavior that has been created due to the constant appearance of un-neccessary or just plain annoying pop-up dialogues.

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