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LinuxLookup.com: Linux Security Guide

Jul 23, 2000, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Security. As we live our lives more and more connected, we all strive to protect our data, whether it be our mp3s, website, credit card numbers, or maybe even some top secret government data. The Linux operating system can be a very secure platform, a lot more secure than others, but it is by no means perfect, and it is never very secure right out of the box. If you strive to have a 100% totally "hack-free" computer, then I suggest you disconnect it's power supply and store it in the basement, because nothing can be perfect. The best we can do to protect ourselves is to learn, to adapt, and to prepare the defenses for the onslaught that is the Internet. The object of this guide is to give you a good start, on your way to securing your Linux system from malicious attacks.

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