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In regards to GNU/Linux security modules, tools and models - part 2 - some practical steps and experiences

Posted 11-08-2022 at 10:23 PM by zeebra
Updated 11-08-2022 at 10:24 PM by zeebra (broken link)

The main point here is to go into some topics of "easy", practical and doable steps in regards to security and to focus on that rather than better but more impractical options or things that you can do, but will end up not doing because it is too complicated, impractical or difficult. In a way this is a continuation of this:

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Linux newbies and given commands --ADVICE

Posted 08-31-2021 at 08:21 AM by zeebra

So, you're new to GNU/Linux and you have been asked by someone to try to solve something by typing a command. First of all, WELCOME, second, should you just do it?

No! Although most people on Linuxquestions are nice and just trying to help, for your own sake you should not just do it. Command lines with options and arguments are way more powerful than GUI tools, and it's very easy to not understand what you are doing. There are two main reasons you should always CHECK the command...
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Learning "Linux", new to "Linux" how to learn etc etc

Posted 11-17-2020 at 08:15 AM by zeebra
Updated 11-17-2020 at 08:56 AM by zeebra

So, I see this question popping up quite often, and it is a fair question. If someone is migrating from say Windows or Mac over to a "GNU/Linux" system, how do you go about learning it? Because, let's realize it, it is not the same as Windows or OSX or those systems.

I think the first and best thing to start learning "Linux" is to 1) start learning "what Linux is", or more correctly what GNU/Linux is. Most likely the system you are on is not Linux, but...
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In regards to GNU/Linux security modules, tools and models - notes to self

Posted 10-10-2020 at 05:01 AM by zeebra
Updated 10-10-2020 at 07:11 AM by zeebra

Is GNU/Linux inherently an unsafe system since so many different security modules, tools and models exist, or is it merely an extension that makes it possible to harden a GNU/Linux system beyond comprehension and basically lock down everything, control everything and see and log everything?
Some distroes say that KISS (keep it simple stupid) provides a better security, and they might be right.. It should minimize potential holes, errors and reduce the attack surface. While others include...
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A word on partitioning and permissions (for newbies)

Posted 09-06-2019 at 08:53 AM by zeebra

Unless you are completely new to GNU/Linux and/or have no idea what you are doing, ALWAYS use 1. manual partition setup when installing a distro! If you don't you have absolutely no control over what happens, you learn nothing, you (probably) end up with a bad setup and you can't plan for persistence. Besides that, auto-partitioning will usually whipe your whole disk!

There are other setups as well across various distroes, don't use these! MANUAL PARTITIONING IS WHAT YOU WANT. It's...
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