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Old 03-20-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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Real Appeal for Linux Security materials


I am really interested in the Linux security and want to make sure the secure platform where I can use my system without any fear. So please advice me anything that could help me to be secure from any threat.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hi, please coudl you remove the advert from your signature and Distribution list? Thanks.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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http://www.magiansystems.com/links/

Good book:

http://tinyurl.com/c7v39er
 
Old 03-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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I am really interested in the Linux security and want to make sure the secure platform where I can use my system without any fear. So please advice me anything that could help me to be secure from any threat.
I would not pay for "Web Development Services" (EDIT: the title of the link that was in its signature before it was rightfully banned) whose representatives ask questions like this.

And I find it extremely unlikely that whoever (or more likely, whatever) started this thread is reading it.

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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Okay, it could well be spam, or it could just be .. well, anyway.

Security, in any case, is a process, not a product. It's not the brand of the lock on the door, but the totality of the wall and the door upon which it's installed, and the front gate ...

... and the .357 Magnum in the hands of the fellow on the other side.

If you just want to "feel good," then I've got some anti-virus snake oil to sell you. (And, mind you, many people in this world have made a ton of money doing just that!)
 
Old 03-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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http://tinyurl.com/c7v39er
Available for free:

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/solrhe/Secur...ution-v2.0.pdf
 
Old 03-21-2013, 02:24 AM   #7
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To clarify: yes, this was spam, but the moderator who handled the report thought the question itself valid. Quite rare.
// And FWIW I'm against shortened URI's obfuscation and SPOF-wise. The above resolves to: http://www.amazon.com/Securing-Optim...g+and+security
 
Old 03-21-2013, 08:32 AM   #8
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Yes, please ... don't post shortened URLs. They don't stay around forever.

When you post a reference to a "good book," give us a bibliographic citation: author's name, full title, ISBN, and then, if you wish, a link to an online bookstore. Ditto when you refer to a website: give us its full title, too. Something that someone could search for, even years to come.

Because ... forum threads will be around "for years to come," even if you ... well ... "too bad about that bread-truck, pal."
 
Old 03-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
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Yes, please ... don't post shortened URLs. They don't stay around forever.

When you post a reference to a "good book," give us a bibliographic citation: author's name, full title, ISBN, and then, if you wish, a link to an online bookstore. Ditto when you refer to a website: give us its full title, too. Something that someone could search for, even years to come.
Okey dokey, got it!
 
Old 03-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #10
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Okey dokey, got it!
and if you *MUST* shorten something, use http://www.shadyurl.com !
 
Old 03-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #11
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Why would you use a URL shortening service to shorten an amazon.com link anyway? Amazon has its own shortener: http://www.geek.com/articles/news/am...vice-20090511/
 
Old 03-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #12
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and if you *MUST* shorten something, use http://www.shadyurl.com !
Ahahaha, that's damn funny!

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Why would you use a URL shortening service to shorten an amazon.com link anyway? Amazon has its own shortener: http://www.geek.com/articles/news/am...vice-20090511/
Aahhh, this is good to know, I didn't know that was an option, thanks!
 
  


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