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Old 07-28-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Security softwares for Linux?


Would it be necessary to have something like Norton Internet Security or Antivirus for Windows? Do you guys have any recommendation?

I am using Ubuntu 5.04 and I have downloaded shorewall through Synaptic, How do I get it to run automatically? It seems that I can only play with it when I log in as root. What do I need to configure it?

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Old 07-28-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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Try Firestarter it is much easier to configure.

No need for an AV.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for your recommendation. I have downloaded and installed it. It certainly made my life easier than shorewall. Would the default settings be sufficient?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:43 PM   #4
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Btw, I installed it when I logged in as root user. And I can't open it with normal user, from the system monitor I can't see it running, would it mean that it is only working when I logged on as root?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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You can also get ClamAV antivirus software. Viruses aren't a problem in Linux.. but if you share a network with windows clients, ClamAV will notify and remove viruses before they infect your windows companions... so again.. not necessary.. but helpful if you feel like it.. you don't ahve to worry about any of that.. 'I found this virus.. but I can't get rid of it... just though I'd let you know' kind of messages from Norton, McAfee, Trend, whatever...
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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Firestarter should run in the background at boot-up. Take look at your shutdown messages. The only way to make changes in it is by using sudo.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 12:28 AM   #7
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Thanks guys for your inputs.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 04:48 PM   #8
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Mcafee is now in the game for virus protection for linux.




http://www.networkassociates.com/us/...inuxshield.htm
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:45 PM   #9
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These are the steps I took to secure my Linux box.

First off I am behind a Linksys router with builtin firewall. Checking it at grc.com it shows up as Stealthed.

1) Install and run Bastille.
2) Shut off any services you do not need.
3) Installed Guidedog, make sure no unneeded services are allowed.
4) Ran Nessus to check for open ports.
5) Installed integrity checking apps samhain and tripwire.
6) Not sure what app it is now but mdssums are checked weekly.debsums I think.

If you are running Debian read:
Securing Debian Manual

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