How to Cheat at Securing Linux (Syngress) Don't believe the myth about Linux servers being more secure than Windows servers. With an increasing number of high-severity security vulnerabilities being discovered on Linux servers, which now account for a third of all network servers worldwide, administrators must act diligently to ensure system security. The latest in the How to Cheat series, How to Cheat at Securing Linux, is a highly...
relevant resource and the only book on Linux security to come out in the past few years. Discover why securing Linux means "measure twice, cut once" and get essential how-to on hardening the operating system, implementing an intrusion detection system and defending databases.
Chapter 2 – Hardening the operating system – author James Stanger covers Linux upgrade packs; bug fixes; enabling and disabling features; blocking ports; hardening the system using Bastille; controlling root access; Sudo; SELinux; firewalls and much more.
Printed with permission from Syngress, a division of Elsevier. How to Cheat at Securing Linux, by James Stanger, September 30, 2007 (ISBN 1597492078). Copyright © 2008.