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Maximum Linux Security Second Edition
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1 26738 05-11-2004
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0

Description: From the Book: Maximum Linux Security is designed for system administrators, managers, and Linux users who need to protect their Linux servers and workstations from unauthorized intrusions and external threats. Written by an experienced hacker-someone who knows which systems are vulnerable and how crackers get into them-this unique guide to Linux security identifies existing and potential security holes and faults, and describes how to go about fixing them.
Keywords: Linux Security
Publisher: SAMS
ISBN: 0-672-32134-3

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Old 05-11-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 3,658

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7

Pros: Covers a vast number of topics; Entertaining to read
Cons: Getting a bit old (needs a new edition); Doesn't cover some of the more important topics in detail

Despite the fact that this book is getting a bit outdated, it does manage to cover a wide range of security topics that many of the others skip completely. It's also written in a fairly entertaining style, so it's relatively easy to read despite its size. Covers alot of important newbie details like the reasoning for multiple partitions, tcp_wrappers, turning off services, etc. Some of the exploits and security tools are getting a bit old, so hopefully a new edition will be released soon. In general though, I would recommend this book to people looking to get some basic introductory security knowledge and aren't looking for a book describing the most bleeding-edge tools or exploits.


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