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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 1 ) - Modify the configuration file [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 09:23 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 07:29 AM by angelo.fonzeca

Introduction

OpenSSH is a daemon (a "service" in Unix environments) which helps system administrators to manage server remotely.
The SSH daemon is "similar" to "telnet" in the sense that it provides a remote shell for accessing Unix or GNU/Linux systems.
The main difference is that the latter doesn't use encryptation during the session, so it's easily to intercept the content of the communication between two machines (typically a client/server...
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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 2 ) - How to use RSA/DSA Keys [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 09:19 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 07:30 AM by angelo.fonzeca

[Note: This is a draft version of the post; it'll be revised as soon as possible]

Introduction

In my previous post, I explained you how to configure OpenSSH for improving its security. By the way, if your SSH service is available on the Internet and accessible by any IP address (e.g. You connect your client on the internet with a dynamic IP address and/or you want reach your server from anywhere...), it can be more exposed to brute force attacks! So a new "hardening...
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OpenSSH daemon hardening ( Part 3 ) - Setup a chroot enviroment on CentOS with JailKit[ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 09:16 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 07:31 AM by angelo.fonzeca


[Note: This is a draft version of the post; it'll be revised as soon as possible]


Introduction - What is a chroot?


"A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent disk root directory
for the current running process and its children. A program that is
re-rooted to another directory cannot access or name files outside that
directory, and the directory is called a "chroot jail" or
...
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How to survive to OpenSuse 11.3 upgrade on PCs with NVIDIA Video Cards [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 09:09 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 07:31 AM by angelo.fonzeca

Introduction

In my opinion OpenSuse is one of the best GNU/Linux distribution... It is stable, it has maniac precision for the particulars, "branded" desktop... so you are REALLY productive since the first login and It's cool!

Another invaluable feature is th "YAST2 tool", a very fast, smart and useful control panel for services and system.

Anyway, I use this OS in my production PCs... OpenSuse never disappointed me!

...
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How-to: Harden a Linux Web Server (Overview) [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 09:02 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 07:32 AM by angelo.fonzeca

Introduction

Last weeks on "System administrators" group on Linkedin, the members talked about how to harden a GNU/Linux web server for an hacking contest.
Because I think it was born an intersting "to do" list about the argument during a post of mine, I have taken the decision to report in this article the ideas and my vision of the problem.

The following words are what I wrote...


Hardening Linux step-by-step
...
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