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How to lock down Linux

Oct 07, 2011, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"First, here are some rules that everyone should know. Number one with a bullet is security expert Bruce Schneier's mantra, 'Security is a process, not a product.' I don't care that your server was Fort Knox, two weeks ago, if you haven't updated your system with the latest security patches, checked to make sure your users haven't started running a porn Web server, and looked over your network logs to see if someone or something isn't up to mischief then you can't trust your system today.

"In addition, as Kroah-Hartman wrote, 'it is imperative that nobody falls victim to the belief that it cannot happen to them. We all need to check our systems for intrusions.' And, I might add, we need to keep doing it all the time."

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