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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: A short guide to Linux security

    Here at linuxforums.org we are often asked about the potential threat of a virus or malware attack. This short guide is designed to answer some of...

    Started by fingal, 02-25-2006
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  1. Air gapped computer proxying

    I purchased a replacement laptop, a Toshiba Portege R205. I air gapped it by removing the wifi, bluetooth, dial up modem, piezo electric two way...

    Started by BadBIOSVictim, 07-07-2014
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  2. Security Question!

    I have a dual boot system (WinXP / Mandrake 9.2). I was using WinXP the other day and just as i was browsing the internet i got one of those...

    Started by Arkas, 01-13-2004
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    03-10-2007 Go to last post
  3. Virus Free LInux

    hello I have listened that linux is virus free.Is that true? If yes then whats is the reason behind this??

    Started by vndpundir2007, 05-17-2010
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  4. SOB...concerned I've been breached

    Hi All, I'm concerned my security has been breached but I don't know how to check it. I noticed at least yesterday (could have been before) that...

    Started by jmadero, 04-12-2011
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    06-04-2011 Go to last post
  5. Is a firewall really needed?

    I asked myself the same question. I tested my security setup with ShieldsUp at www.grc.com (click on shieldsup logo) this website will verify all...

    Started by Dalani, 10-22-2005
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    02-10-2007 Go to last post
  6. firewall ip address if it tries to login as a specified user

    OS = Debian SID Last night I started to write a script that would monitor the auth log and check for failed logins for specified user accounts (I...

    Started by Anigel, 09-07-2004
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    10-23-2005 Go to last post
  7. Very strange auth logs, possibly hacked?

    Ok when I woke up today, one the servers I admin was down. So I called and had the datacenter reboot it. Anyway after looking through the logs for...

    Started by genlee, 05-18-2003
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    05-24-2003 Go to last post
  8. AntiVirus Software

    I understand the importance of running AV software on a linux server that is supporting a windows network, but how important is it for a linux...

    Started by CopperTop, 07-17-2003
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    11-19-2003 Go to last post
  9. hacked!

    I ran chkrootkit and got this: Checking `bindshell'... INFECTED (PORTS: 465) Checking `lkm'... You have 1 process hidden for readdir command...

    Started by Secret Agent, 06-09-2005
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    08-07-2005 Go to last post
  10. Secure /etc/fstab configuration

    Hi, I would like to have some comments on my /etc/fstab configuration. I want to have usability and security. Did I succeed? proc ...

    Started by Keessince1988, 11-29-2010
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  11. Virus Software For Linux

    I realize that topics like this have been posted in this forum, but they have either said "linux doesn't need virus protection, only a stupid user...

    Started by n3wo, 07-08-2004
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    10-28-2008 Go to last post
  12. Honeynet's

    Any linux user serious about security should know about honeynets, here is a good article i found that explains them pretty well:...

    Started by jasonlambert, 05-31-2003
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  13. How secure is the login password?

    How secure is /etc/shadow really? What kind of hash function does the system use to secure the passwords and how secure is it really? I've read...

    Started by SkyHiRider, 03-13-2011
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  14. what's the best firewall distro?

    Hi all, I'm planing to install a pc (Pentium2) special for firewall on my small internet sharing network. What is the best (good) one and easy to...

    Started by a2xm, 03-10-2005
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    05-30-2007 Go to last post
  15. Anti Virus

    Anybody Know A Good Free Open Source Samba Fileserver Antvirus Protection Manager... Please Let Me Know Asap Thanx Guys Cheers

    Started by L33tLinuxN00b, 08-05-2005
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    12-13-2006 Go to last post
  16. Anti spam for Linux

    Hello all, I am interested in installing an anti-spam and anti-virus software on a Linux server that caters to some 500 users. Can anyone...

    Started by k007, 05-12-2003
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  17. Protecting Data From Cloning

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions as to how to protect a system from cloning? I understand it's near impossible to stop someone...

    Started by brandoo, 09-19-2011
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  18. [SOLVED] How to enable password after hibernation in Fedora18/MATE desktop

    Odd problem after installing MATE desktop on laptop running F18. If I hibernate the computer, it opens directly on booting. No password prompt. I...

    Started by madcyclist, 01-29-2013
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  19. rootkit infected

    helo 1. my linux box is infected with suckit rootkit how to remove it 2. and how to replace with uninfected binaries (procps, init-scripts, may...

    Started by kamtono, 04-19-2005
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  20. Exclamation bots or hackers ?

    From awstats of my website -- i can see someone (robot?) trying to access following links which i don't have. /m/ /wap/ /cgi-sys/India ...

    Started by Lakshmipathi, 03-19-2009
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    05-19-2009 Go to last post

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