Does Ubuntu 10.04 get affected by Hackers?

Asked by Hasantha Sumudupriya on 2010-12-03

Can you please tell me that, Does Ubuntu 10.04 get affected by hackers (like remote desktop hackers)? Please answer me!!!!!

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2010-12-09
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2010-12-03

Yes, if the a system is able to access the web, the web can possibly get to you. If you are using a router then that will act as a decent firewall.
Ubuntu ships with iptables which is running but will allow all traffic, you can use ufw etc to configure it more but if you are using a router it's perfectly fine to leave it

Can you please tell me, what is the meanings of "iptables" and "ufw"?

Thank You actionparsnip.

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.