15 March, 2008

Security focus: Securing Linux

Security focus published two articles on securing Linux systems. But the cool bit, is that they refer a lot to my favourite distribution, coincidence? ;P (Got Slack?)

http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1419

http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1420

(Originally written in 2000, these articles sadly address quite a lot of deprecated security issues, but a few are still applicable.)

But still, after several years, the biggest real threat seems to be brute-forcing techniques. It just changes modus operandi, and counter-measures are following quickly. To be more specific, de-centralized criminal hacker behaviour is beginning to be a major issue online, mainly because of the many homes that have 24/7 broadband connections, giving the blackhats more reliable inter-connected botnets to 'play' with...

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