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LinuxCon: Exploits Show Why Linux Is Vulnerable

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esecurityplanet.com: There is a widely held belief that Linux is a completely secure operating system. But to Brad Spengler of the grsecurity project, the belief is far from accurate. And he has the kernel exploits to prove it.

Unix How-To: Give Me That Old-Time Security!

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itworld.com: Even in the wild frontiers of today's Internet, good basic Unix system security provides extremely valuable protection against security breaches. In today's column, I'm going to rant about some basic security rules of thumb that every Unix sysadmin ought to consider.

Security vs. Convenience

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linuxjournal.com: Although my intent is not to start the next GNOME/KDE-level war, it seems there must be a happy medium between total desktop insecurity and total desktop unusability.

Locking Down Linux: Is it Necessary?

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Many Linux Advocates, myself included, assert that our operating system of choice is more than ready for the "general public" or "average user". In recent years it seems the term "user friendliness" has become associated with the exact opposite of what I love about Linux:

Linux, trojans and viruses. A real threat?

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toolbox.com/blogs: While there is no excuse for inattention and lack of knowledge, the fact is that there are Linux virus's (viruses, virii?) and there will be more.

A wake up call for sleepy Linux users.

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toolbox.com/blog: The alarm has rung several times before and each time the snooze button was pressed. This time, just recently, the alarm has rung with yet another compromised download resulting in another Linux trojan back door. The time has come for us to stop hitting that snooze button.

Linux is as secure as ever

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itworld.com: There have been several stories proclaiming that a recent Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over and that Think Linux is free from malware? Think again; it's been hacked. Much as it pains me to disagree with the good people, they're wrong.

Five tips for improving Linux security

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Protecting a networked computer is a never-ending challenge — even in Linux. These simple measures will help protect your Linux box.

Is Linux Secure

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  • Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over
  • "Is Linux Secure?" at Southeast LinuxFest

Broken Links in Linux File Systems can be a Security Risk

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tcs-security-blanket.blogspot: BROKEN LINKS in Linux file systems are not just annoying — they can also be a security risk. In a previous post, I discussed the potential dangers of unowned files and in this post I will talk about those annoying, resource consuming broken links usually considered simple file system “lint”.

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