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Database Security -- A Key Component of Application Security
This paper covers various ways databases are attacked, and how to prevent them from being "hacked".
20 ways to Secure your Apache Configuration
Here are 20 things you can do to make your apache configuration more secure.
OpenSSH key management, Part 1
In this series, you'll learn how RSA and DSA authentication work, and see how to set up passwordless authentication the right way. In the first article of the series, Daniel Robbins focuses on introducing the RSA and DSA authentication protocols and
Passive Aggressive
Black hats use 'passive fingerprinting' to identify your operating system without you knowing it. But the technique is useful for white hats too. This article discusses those techniques used by Blakc/White hats and how you can prevent them.
Avoiding Buffer Overflows
This article discusses techniques one can use to prevent software Buffer Overflows.
Play with the Lovely Netcat: Reinvent /usr/bin/yes
The first but secondary purpose of this article is to introduce you this nifty networking tool: /usr/bin/netcat which is well available from the Debian GNU/Linux under the package name netcat. (The drill: apt-get install netcat and you're done.) Ther
Filtering Spam with Procmail
This article looks at procmail's built-in logging mechanism. We'll then take a look at some other available resources that build on procmail's capabilities.
The Simplest Security: A Guide To Better Password Practices
While we may find them annoying, and even take them for granted, it is important to remember why passwords are important: passwords are the foundation of authentication, which is often the first line of security. This article will provide a brief ove
Building a Secure User Environment with SSH ChRootGroups
This article will provide an overview of SSH ChRootGroups feature; which provides a quick and easy way for administrators to lock users inside a chrooted cage.
Home Network Security
This CERT document gives home users an overview of the security risks and countermeasures associated with Internet connectivity, especially in the context of 'always-on' or broadband access services (such as cable modems and DSL).


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