Securely Installing Linux

Monday, 15 July 2002, 2:08 PM EST

It's important to be aware that when you're installing Linux, you're installing a powerful server operating system. As a home user, you probably won't use much of what's installed by default, and anything you don't use is a security risk you don't have to take. This means that most of the install procedure for a user like you or I actually involves not installing things, and then configuring the remaining elements as securely as possible. I can't stress enough that security is an important and ongoing concern, one that starts with installing and configuring your system as a stand alone box (so that it can't get hacked before you harden it), continues with constant attention to security holes and fixes, and then never ends.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Bash Shellshock bug: More attacks, more patches

Posted on 29 September 2014.  |  As vendors scramble to issue patches for the GNU Bash Shellshock bug and companies rush to implement them, attackers around the world are probing systems for the hole it opens.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //