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Old 05-24-2002, 03:42 PM   #1
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linux internet security software


hey, does anybody have any recommendations for any linux internet security software? cuz all this talk of people getting hacked is starting to make me a little security paranoid

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Old 05-24-2002, 03:45 PM   #2
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try SAINT (a modified SATAN), also for a newbee there is Bastille it is very interactive and explanatory.
saint is available from http://www.wwdsi.com/saint/
bastille can be found at
http://www.bastille-linux.org/
 
Old 05-25-2002, 03:00 AM   #3
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i don't use it myself but i've heard great things of Tripwire
 
Old 05-25-2002, 06:05 AM   #4
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thanx guys, ill give them a look. you know, i think it would be damn cool if the excellent zonealarm was ported over to linux
 
Old 05-25-2002, 06:10 AM   #5
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if u just want a firewall use what the linux kernel offers u => iptables. it's a great packet filter.
 
Old 05-25-2002, 07:58 AM   #6
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I recommend to install portsentry this will block all ip addresses which are scanning you.
This is at http://www.psionic.com

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Old 05-26-2002, 06:42 AM   #7
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Unless you don't make a strong restrictive firewall, go through all services and shut all "not must have" down. And the one that are runnig better make a good check of their configuration.
Tripwire is a cool util, but once you notice that your key utils are altered you have visitors well settled in your system.

I'm a total paranoid, but being hacked may times (mostly due to unexperience), so you're never too cautious.
It's wierd though. I remember scanning everything I could, to figure out who is attacking, scanning ... me, and found that some other admins are doing unreal stupidities (checking root mail through pop3, telneting with root, ftp as root ..), and made me wonder how they get away with it, or they just tolerate compromised system.
 
  


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