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americanforest 09-16-2007 05:34 PM

Securing Ubuntu 7.4
I was wondering what programs are used commonly for security in Linux? I just switched from Windows two days ago so I'm brand new to everything. What programs should I get for security?

Peacedog 09-16-2007 05:51 PM

Hi americanforest, Welcome to lq. This will be a good start.

There are some really good tips there. The most important things imho are firewall, and use a user account for everything that doesn't require root or su privileges. Hope that gets you pointed in the right direction.
Good luck. ;-)

americanforest 09-16-2007 06:10 PM

This may be a stupid question. I just installed Firestarter and it doesn't show up in the APplications dropdown.

How can I make sure it's working now and turn it on in the future? Can I get it to show up in the Applications drop down somehow?

Peacedog 09-16-2007 06:22 PM

You should have some sort of menu update or editor/layout tool. Check your system menu.
Good luck. ;-)

americanforest 09-16-2007 06:56 PM

I figured it out. Thanks for the info.

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