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A Secure Nagios Server  17 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Features Nagios is a monitoring software designed to let you know about problems on your hosts and networks quickly. You can configure it to be used on any network. Setting up a Nagios server on any Linux distribution is a very quick process however to make it a secure setup it takes some work. This article will not show you how to install Nagios since there are tons of them out there but it will show you in detail ways to improve your Nagios security.
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HowTo: Secure your Ubuntu Apache Web Server  16 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Features Setting up a web server with Apache on a Linux distribution is a very quick process, however to make it a secure setup takes some work. This article will show you how to make your Apache web server more secure from an attack by effectively using Access control and authentication strategies.

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Creating Snort Rules with EnGarde  16 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Features There are already tons of written Snort rules, but there just might be a time where you need to write one yourself. You can think of writing Snort rules as writing a program. They can include variables, keywords and functions. Why do we need to write rules? The reason is, without rules Snort will never detect someone trying to hack your machine. This HOWTO will give you confidence to write your own rules.
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Introduction: Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities  02 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Features Buffer overflows are a leading type of security vulnerability. This paper explains what a buffer overflow is, how it can be exploited, and what countermeasures can be taken to prevent the use of buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

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FTP Attack Case Study Part II: the Lessons  01 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Features This article presents part II of a case study related to a company network server compromise. Lessons on designing and implementing security are drawn from the case.

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