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Linux.com: Simple Steps to Secure your System

Feb 29, 2000, 06:24 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Warmenhoven)

"Keeping your computer secure is one of the most important things about using a computer. Even if you don't have any information on your computer, you still have resources that can be taken advantage of. This is exactly what has happened in the recent attacks on Yahoo, CNN, and many others: lots of people left their system insecure, and someone used their resources to attack one site. It is up to you to prevent this from happening. There are some simple ways that you can prevent your computer from being "compromised", taken advantage of by intruders. We'll go through some of these ways in this article."

"The simplest way to keep your computer secure is by keeping up with the latest product updates from your distribution. This may seem obvious, but it's a time-consuming task that all too many users neglect to do. Most Linux distributions have web pages up announcing the latest security announcements, with intructions on how to fix the problem. Make sure to check these pages often."

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