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Old 08-14-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
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Trojan Security


I'm interested in creating bombproof security. I'm looking for any good router/firewall systems that can finally keep some persistent pebbles out of my shoe, once and for all. Maybe a good router that will accomodate everything without requiring tweaking?

How can I really make my security bombproof?

Search and destroy programs that are simple to operate would be good, too. Why is there so little for Linux. You can get anything for Windows, but everyone assumes if you have Linux, you don't need any search and destroy.

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Old 08-14-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
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You may need a firewall, but you don't need "search and destroy" programs. It's not an assumption--it's truth.
How about Guarddog?
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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I'm sorry-I should have clarified with the search and destroy. I meant for trojans and cracking, rather than spyware.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Whitestone
I'm sorry-I should have clarified with the search and destroy. I meant for trojans and cracking, rather than spyware.
What's so special about you that people are trying to crack your computer?

Take a look at these sites:

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/docs/colsfaq.html#2.1
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/docs/colsfaq.html#3.1
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/docs/colsfaq.html#7.3
http://dot.kde.org/1020374104/1020391589/
http://www.neowin.net/forum/lofivers...p/t345443.html
http://www.aaxnet.com/info/viruspg.html
 
Old 08-14-2005, 02:08 PM   #5
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Checkout:
Rkhunter
Chkrootkit
Samhain

You can find more on IDS and IPS in the security references thread. Nuttin' will make you "bombproof" though.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 04:42 AM   #6
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http://www.google.com/linux

Thats google search engine especially designed for linux
You should try that, it can be handy in times, all you need to do is search in the general field such as firewalls, adware and spyware remover, virus scanners and so on ...
 
Old 08-15-2005, 09:54 AM   #7
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Remember that, in the Linux world, the default user normally does not have godly privileges. There is no "global registry" in which every house-key and crown-jewel in the kingdom will be stored. The things that may affect a user are generally confined to that user's home-directory, possibly in a hidden directory like .kde. (In Linux, hidden directories start with a period "." and they can be seen e.g. by appending the "-a" option to the "ls" command.)

It really isn't the case that "Linux is so much tougher and Windows is so much weaker" except that the default configuration of Windows makes it so: "for convenience," users are Administrators. They can do everything, which means that a rogue program running in their name can do so, too. If you keep your system up-to-date and are disciplined in your exercise of rootly privilege, you can keep your system secure. The scope of the problem is simply an indication of how many people do not.
 
  


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