Hack Proofing Linux: A Guide to Open Source Security

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Elsevier, Jul 6, 2001 - Computers - 512 pages

From the authors of the bestselling E-Mail Virus Protection Handbook! The Linux operating system continues to gain market share based largely on its reputation as being the most secure operating system available. The challenge faced by system administrators installing Linux is that it is secure only if installed and configured properly, constantly and meticulously updated, and carefully integrated with a wide variety of Open Source security tools. The fact that Linux source code is readily available to every hacker means that system administrators must continually learn security and anti-hacker techniques. Hack Proofing Linux will provide system administrators with all of the techniques necessary to properly configure and maintain Linux systems and counter malicious attacks.

  • Linux operating systems and Open Source security tools are incredibly powerful, complex, and notoriously under-documented - this book addresses a real need
  • Uses forensics-based analysis to give the reader an insight to the mind of a hacker
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Open Source Security
1
Chapter 2 Hardening the Operating System
41
Chapter 3 System Scanning and Probing
109
Chapter 4 Implementing an Intrusion Detection System
191
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting the Network with Sniffers
261
Chapter 6 Network Authentication and Encryption
299
Chapter 7 Avoiding Sniffing Attacks through Encryption
353
Chapter 8 Creating Virtual Private Networks
391
Chapter 9 Implementing a Firewall with Ipchains and Iptables
445
Chapter 10 Deploying the Squid Web Proxy Cache Server
507
Chapter 11 Maintaining Firewalls
543
Appendix A Bastille Log
599
Appendix B Hack Proofing Linux Fast Track
605
Index
637
Related Titles
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Stanger has over seven years experience in the IT industry.

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