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Old 04-12-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Internet/security Software

Hey people,
I want your opinions on these questions, please answer with a reason.

Whats the best (read as easy enough but powerful once known)

1. Anti-virus
2. Firewall
3. Security checker (ie, test machines stealth)

Any other online defence stuff you can recommend would be cool. I don't want any unwelcome visitors on my pc, and I know linux/open source stuff is much better than windoze!

Old 04-12-2004, 05:27 PM   #2
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1) not really needed at the moment, but look in to stuff like f-prot.
2) Integrated into Linux, use 'iptables' to configure, or download a gui like firestarter
3) Is this what you're looking for? (shieldsup!)
Old 04-12-2004, 05:37 PM   #3
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Yeah that ShieldsUp, thats a good test site...I used it before for my WinXP install and have since lost the address! Cheers aaa!!!!
Old 04-12-2004, 05:39 PM   #4
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I don't know much about anti-virus. As the above says, the firewall is built right into linux. For security testing, I use nessus and Nikto for testing my webservers. For port scanning, nothing beats nmap. If you want a lot of security tools in one package, check out Knoppix-std or phlak, which are live-cd distrobutions which have a plethora or tools.


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