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PCWorld.au: Basic Linux network security, Part 1

Jan 23, 2000, 16:19 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Sherry)

"By its very nature, Linux offers many possibilities for remote users, when networked. Much of its popularity rests on the very fact that complex networking tasks can be achieved with relative simplicity and expediency. The downside of this, however, is that Linux can be vulnerable to serious remote compromise and penetration. For the beginner and average user, the solution is an understanding of basic Linux security..."

"Perhaps the most important aspect of security under Linux, and any environment, is understanding the programs which are running, and their vulnerabilities. This understanding comes with experience and reading."

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