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  • Defensive measures for evolving phishing tactics

    From image spam to cross-site scripting, hackers certainly have a large arsenal of weapons to choose from. But as AT&T recently learned, hackers are putting a new twist on ever-dependable phishing schemes to gain access to confidential and sensitive ... 

  • OSSEC: The server and agent model

    Get the benefit of regular alerts and status reports from configuring open source IDS/IPS OSSEC to run as a server and agent model. 

  • Host intrusion detection with OSSEC

    Keep your corporate network secure with open source OSSEC, an intrusion detection and prevention services tool that provides host agent and file integrity agent capabilities on Windows and Linux. In this tip, a security expert provides a walkthrough ... 

  • BackTrack: The gotta-have free security tool you've never heard of

    Get the power of Linux-based security tools on Windows with this free suite of open source security tools. Contributor and vulnerability assessment expert Kevin Beaver introduces BackTrack and explains its network security testing features. 

  • Understanding logging, log monitoring in 'Hardening Linux'

    In Chapter 5, "Understanding Logging and Monitoring," Turnbull compares the syslog daemon to its more powerful and more secure successor, syslog-NG. He also shows readers the Simple Event Correlation tool for highlighting events in logs. 

  • Chapter 1, Secure installation and configuration, of 'Hardening Apache'

    Chapter 1, Secure Installation and Configuration, 'Hardening Apache' walks users through the basics of encryption and configuring Apache 1.3x and 2.x with Secure Sockets Layer. 

  • The Linux desktop: Browser and distro security tips

    Don't be fooled. Firefox is no more secure than Opera or Internet Explorer, says security expert James Turnbull. The author of "Hardening Linux" explains why distro security can be subjective, what basic steps users can take to protect themselves fr... 

  • Using SUSE AppArmor to profile a workstation application in FireFox

    Learn how to create application security policies with Novell's AppArmor in a FireFox browser, the OpenOffice suite or any SUSE Linux Enterprise server application. 

  • YaST control center: Novell AppArmor

    Create an effective security policy with Novell's AppArmor, which allows you to profile, monitor and restrict application behaviors for any server or workstation running SUSE. 

  • User Mode Linux: Maximizing performance, jailing attackers

    In this interview, "User Mode Linux" author and project architect Jeff Dike gives security tips on UML and discusses why, in some ways, UML is better than Xen and VMware.