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    [all variants] Re: "Security through obscurity"

    Intellectual and commercial dishonesty is alive and well, then. Pretend security is mixed with (possible) real security and we are expected to trust an industry which promotes such a practice.
  2. [lubuntu] Re: How to disable all password prompts after login ?

    Does a search on "ubuntu automatic login" give you anything which does?
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    [SOLVED] Re: chkrootkit Suspicious File?

    No, but I am. Why anyone should expect to obtain any useful information from chkrootkit is beyond my understanding. When you have followed the advice already given to you purge it from your system....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hey guys have Ibeen hacked into?

    No



    It often does that. Ignore it. You can remove the irritation it causes by removing the program from your system. It will be no great loss.
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    [kubuntu] Re: Is this enough for securing my laptop?

    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=619736
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    [kubuntu] Re: Is this enough for securing my laptop?

    Why change passwords at all, nevermind frequently. Starting with a strong one known only to you is sufficient. Also, ufw is usually recommended instead of firestarter, which is no longer actively...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Is this enough for securing my laptop?

    You don't really have any direction to take if your only motivation is a suspicion. Coming up with a long list of security measures, some of which are of dubious value, to combat data being stolen...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Security issues with personal repositories

    You would have to ask yourself why your trust in packages from a Ubuntu repository should be greater than than those obtained from elsewhere. Even though ppa packages do not meet the same criteria...
  9. Thread: Keylogger?!

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    [ubuntu] Re: Keylogger?!

    Sorry, I don't follow this. Did blizzard (whoever they are) send you an email saying your login email address had been changed and they had no record of you clearing it but they did it anyway, or did...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Is it true that session hijacking works just as easily when Linux users are targe

    It depends what you mean by "hijacked". A bit of ARP spoofing could result in your traffic going through another machine before it gets to the gateway to the internet, so in that sense you have been...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Blocking a Port Scan; Permanently banning IP

    You could look at and evaluate psad.
  12. [all variants] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 on the open internet - Firewall: Do I need it?

    You might find the discussion here interesting.
  13. [all variants] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 on the open internet - Firewall: Do I need it?

    0/3. My installation of a service is always preceded by copious reading and my use of netfilter is not security orientated.

    The listening software which comes with an initial intallation (yes,...
  14. [all variants] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 on the open internet - Firewall: Do I need it?

    I cannot recollect the default settings of any package I've installed giving cause for concern with respect to security.
  15. [all variants] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 on the open internet - Firewall: Do I need it?

    The default settings are splendid for your purposes. Use and enjoy.
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    [ubuntu] Re: ufw installed now what?

    Being pro-active implies knowing what the state of your machine is in at any time.

    I imagine you have installed Ubuntu just recently. Suppose you were told this default install had no services...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird Virus or something else ??

    It's an idea but not a good one.
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    [SOLVED] Re: rkhunter port used

    If you look you will find this:



    Even less cause to worry then. Which isn't to say rkhunter won't come up with something equally nonsensical in the future.
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    I'm not going to pit my measly 96 days against your 500+ days but - no updates! It is the one thing I always do and advise others to do. Not every day, but it's always done at some time (which is why...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ssh help (lots of questions)

    I'm glad you got some enjoyment out of it; it was something I only came across today and, for myself, it resonates with my thinking on the use of ssh and basic security.

    I can understand the use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ssh help (lots of questions)

    The page here presents a more detailed argument from the point of view of a sys admin.
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    [ubuntu] Re: ssh help (lots of questions)

    I sympathise with you if attempted logins to sshd impact on your internet use and would probably take similar measures to the ones you have in place if it were to happen to me. However, I am pleased...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Is it true that session hijacking works just as easily when Linux users are targe

    I think that video is positively misleading about the capabilities of SSLstrip. The exploit has to be conducted when the user requests an http URI. Any https links in the returned page are replaced...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Have formatted my entire hardrive Still Rootkits

    thestalked@stalked:~$ /var/log/rkhunter.log

    This is not an executable file. To read it you could do


    thestalked@stalked:~$ less /var/log/rkhunter.log
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Is it true that session hijacking works just as easily when Linux users are targe

    I must admit this is the answer I'd have given up to a few days ago. Actually, I'd probably still say relying on an https link is good advice. However, coming across sslstrip has given me something...
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