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Using Webmin Securely

Mar 04, 2009, 09:03 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mike Weber for this link. ]

"Webmin Security
Everyone on the planet knows that you connect up with Webmin on port 10000 and login as root. This means that Webmin is a prime hacking target. You must take some precautions if you are going to use Webmin safely. Once you log in you will see the summary of Webmin. The opening window is divided into two sections; a menu on the left and a system summary on the right. As you look at the categories on the menu you can see there are options for configuring Webmin, the System, the server daemons, networking including a firewall, hardware options as well as clustering and other options.

"Security Modifications
Webmin is a well known tool that has has some security issues over the years. Therefore, it is important to make several security modifications to protect your system. The first requirement is that you are always using the most recent version of Webmin as the security features have been patched as well as any bugs. Next, modify the IP Address connections, logins, listening port, and users for Webmin. To do this you will see a list of options under the Webmin section in the menu."

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