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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Ubuntu Firewall
by Lennie on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 23:30 UTC
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I don't quiet agree with the article, the default setup does not use a firewall, but it does expose some things to the outside world: avahi-daemon

It has a few settings to make it more secure by itself, but saying a default Ubuntu desktop has nothing exposed is not true.

Possible even dhcpcd is listening on his/her socket.

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