Well, many people think that Linux is safer than windows because of the way it handles its user permissions. The main security advantage of Linux is that it runs on an “exe” which is much harder for hackers to attack.
First of all, hackers don't typically target Linux because Linux is not that popular, and also, it has less than three percent of the market covered as compared to windows which have a hold of nearly 85% of the market. So for that reason, hackers target more of the windows server because the piece of code will reach a large number of users.
Before executing the Linux software, the Linux users need to save the attachment before executing it, and if it is been set up correctly before opening the file, they need to ask for permission. But on the other hand, windows will warn you if you download the .exe from the internet. However, the default protection is not set to a high level.
On Linux, admin privileges are more reserved by the default version of windows. In case you want to download the file via admin privileges, you must first put in the password first versus the yes and no prompt.
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