Simple Security Tricks To Harden A New Linux Server

[ 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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