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Old 02-09-2001, 11:33 PM   #31
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Just noticed...I had to send out mail to you via yahoo...
I will wait until you email me back on what to do....
 
Old 02-10-2001, 11:43 AM   #32
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At last my server and networks is safe now and protected by a steel firewall, tons of thanks to "mjakob", who set it all up for me...

mjakob helped me by logining remotely and configured everything needed to put my whole network behinde a firewall..It was just beutifull and he did an excellent job.

Thanks again mjakob and I wish you all the good luck in your career.

 
Old 03-26-2001, 03:31 PM   #33
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FYI: Tripwire

<<RedHat cannot distribute it due to the national encryption <<laws. In short, they cannot export US encryption technology <<out of the USA.

It comes with RH 7
 
Old 04-09-2001, 02:57 PM   #34
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A few other things you might want to think about too:

Do you really need Telnet open? I would recomend closing your telnet ports and just using SSH (Secure Shell) instead. Telnet is so open to attacks anyhow. Just having a telnet session open accross the internet is almost an invite to a hack!

Even though it looks like not much else was done to your system, they could have very well gotten user names and passwords and such. I would highly recomend having all the users change their passwors and of course change the root password!

Investigate ANY and ALL software you have loaded on your server systems. Many programs out there create many security holes. You need to find out what ports the software operates on -- check on message boards to find out if any of them have known holes and such. The web gui program you ran is just one instance. Keep an eye on all other software packages you may install and have installed. If you don't know much about a particular piece of software be sure to not install it until you do.

Good luck! Now you have seen how much security measures must be taken! A backup is also very important, but do you really want to be restoring a backup every other day?!? Do your backups too, but be sure and get that firewall installed and such!

-Ryan
 
  


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