The use of Linux is growing at a staggering rate. This operating system, without a public relations, advertising or government lobby service, is widely used in server rooms. It is also free and 100% open source, which means that everyone can view each line of code in the Linux kernel.
What is LINUX?
Linux is a true multi-user operating system since the very first version. He is powerful in his simplicity. Although there are robust graphical environments and tools, you can still do everything you need with just a keyboard and a shell command prompt. Since you have the code, you can even make Linux do things for which it was never designed.
This is one of the things that attracts both gurus and pirates. Black hats are massed under Linux. This gives them the control they need to do strange and ingenious things. If they want to test new or invalid network packets, they can do so easily without resorting to undocumented (or non-existent) API support from the provider.
Millions of lines of code have been written for Linux applications and libraries, usually in an extremely modular way, allowing it to be integrated into a wide variety of projects. For example, a library that allows you to detect the network for proactive performance monitoring can be used as part of the network hacking code.
The power and flexibility of Linux make it the playground of hackers. They use it, learn it, and understand it intimately. And that means that if there is a fault, they will find it.
The ability to examine each line of Linux code and fix it in case of a problem means that Linux can be secured not only by a few programmers locked in some headquarters but by any user at any time.
Why do hackers use LINUX?
1. Low cost: You do not have to waste time and money getting licenses because Linux and most of its software come with the GNU General Public License.
2. Stability: There is no need to restart Linux regularly to maintain performance. It does not freeze and does not slow down over time due to memory leaks, etc.
3. Network Usability: Linux has been developed by a group of programmers on the Internet and therefore strongly supports network functionality. The client and server systems can be easily configured on any computer running Linux. It can perform tasks such as network backups faster and more reliable than alternative systems.
4. Flexibility: Linux can be used for high-performance server applications, desktop applications and embedded systems.
5. Compatibility: It runs all common Unix packages and can handle all common file formats.
6. Full use of the hard drive: Linux continues to work well even when the hard drive is almost full.
7. Multitasking: Linux is designed to do many things at the same time. For example, a large print job in the background will not slow down your other work.
8. Open Source: If you develop software that requires knowledge or modification of the operating system code, the Linux source code is at hand. Most Linux applications are also open source.
9. Quick and easy installation: Most Linux distributions come with easy-to-use installation and setup programs. Popular Linux distributions come with tools that make installing additional software very user-friendly.