Kickstart your Linux security by avoiding garbage installations

Thursday, 24 August 2006, 11:55 AM EST

Unnecessary packages on a host bring significant risks. An attacker can target the capabilities of those unnecessary packages to subvert or compromise your host, especially since most distributions automatically start the processes required by the installed packages (for example, if you have installed Apache, then the httpd process is automatically started).

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