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developerWorks: Securing Linux, Part 1: Introduction

Jul 23, 2004, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mario Eberlein, Rene Auberger, Wolfram Andreas Richter)

"In this series of three articles, you'll see how to plan, design, install, configure, and maintain systems running Linux in a secure way. In addition to a theoretical overview of security concepts, installation issues, and potential threats and their exploits, you'll also get practical advice on how to secure and harden a Linux-based system. We will discuss minimal installation, hardening a Linux installation, authorization/authentication, local and network security, attacks and how to protect against them, as well as data security, virus, and malware programs.

"For this first article, we'll begin by reviewing the considerations for securing data and the systems that provide it. Our goal is to develop a deeper understanding of what security actually means..."

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