Linked by Igor Ljubuncic on Mon 21st Jun 2010 09:35 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption I've bored the readers of my personal website to death with two rather prosaic articles debating the Linux security model, in direct relation to Windows and associated claims of wondrous infections and lacks thereof. However, I haven't yet discussed even a single program that you can use on your Linux machine to gauge your security. For my inaugural article for OSNews, I'll leave the conceptual stuff behind, and focus on specific vectors of security, within the world of reason and moderation that I've created and show you how you can bolster a healthy strategy with some tactical polish, namely software.
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RE: insecurity - SSH is a must for workstations
by jabbotts on Mon 21st Jun 2010 17:07 UTC in reply to "insecurity"
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For workstations and even home personal machines; SSH is a must for me. I can manage, and have, my home machines from anywhere in the world with a network connection; safely. If you support client/family/friend machines then SSH can save you a house call.

Not to mention, copy files between machines safely, provide ad-hoc secure proxy when away from home, provide network shares with real security rather than CIFS/Samba's leaky credential management.

Even if SSH wasn't so wonderfully useful, I'd still recommend firewall rules if only to detect port scanning and other network oddities. If it has a network connection, it should have a firewall in place.

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