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The Computer Paper: Ramping up Linux security

Sep 24, 1999, 19:28 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Wilburn)

[ Thanks to Alan W. Irwin for this link. ]

"Computer security is a many-faceted issue that encompasses everything from securing your system against external "crack" attempts to protecting your system from yourself."

"With so much connectivity to the Internet these days, security has become a vital issue for everyone. This month we'll look at some of the more sophisticated security measures."

"Let's begin with the most fundamental measure you can take: backup. Let's say your system is patched, updated, configured to your needs, and humming along smoothly. Suppose you have a disaster? Your hard disk crashes irreparably, or your system is compromised by a successful crack. If you have to rebuild it from scratch will you remember all those special tweaks you made? Not likely."

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