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Simple Security Tricks To Harden A New Linux Server

Apr 16, 2012, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Anthony for this link. ]

"Disable root login for the root user: The root username is a given; it?s on every system. If you were to try and crack a user/password on a system, would you try to guess the user name or just use root? Well, you would use root! So the best security method to prevent this is to disbale root login from SSH. This, of course, means you?ll login as your super user (user with root powers that you just created) and not the root user."

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