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ShinHadoken
May 26th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Well, I went and basically mastered security on Gutsy, but now I'm going to upgrade to Hardy soon. Anything special I need to know about securing Hardy?

Thanks,

SH

ShinHadoken
May 26th, 2008, 05:29 PM
bump

ShinHadoken
May 27th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Please, someone?

Nepherte
May 27th, 2008, 11:47 AM
The same security ideas from gutsy still apply to hardy. If you did it in gutsy, you'll be set for hardy as well.

hyper_ch
May 27th, 2008, 12:47 PM
(1) do not install software from untrusted sources

(2) if ask to run something as root/sudo make sure what you're doing

(3) don't install unnecessary software especially not daemons/servers

(4) if you run openssh-server take precautions to auto-ban failed login attemps (denyhosts)

(5) keep the packages up-to-date

(6) sign up for some security blogs/newsletters

(7) ...

Security is an ongoing process ;) Best way to ensure security is to unplug the computer from the net and move it to you're bank's vault.