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Five tips for improving Linux security

Jun 16, 2010, 19:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Dignan)

"1: Take advantage of the keyring: To many, this is an annoyance. You log in to your machine, your machine requests a connection to a network (or LDAP server, etc.), and you have to enter your keyring password. The temptation is to disable this feature by giving it an empty password and dismissing the warning that you'll be transmitting unencrypted information (including passwords). This is not a good idea. Although you might think it a hassle, this feature/functionality is there for a reason — to encrypt sensitive passwords when they are sent over the wire."

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