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Hacks From Pax: Network Server Monitoring With Nmap  04 February 2010  Print E-mail
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Features Hi, and welcome back to another edition of Hacks From Pax. Today we'll discuss hardening Linux servers by scanning for unnecessarily open network ports, and we'll show you how to automate port scanning so you can easily monitor your network for vulnerabilities.

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Never Installed a Firewall on Ubuntu? Try Firestarter  25 September 2008  Print E-mail
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Source: www.linuxsecurity.com - Posted by Burhan Syed   
Features When I typed on Google “Do I really need a firewall?” 695,000 results came across. And I'm pretty sure they must be saying “Hell yeah!”. In my opinion, no one would ever recommend anyone to sit naked on the internet keeping in mind the insecurity internet carries these days, unless you really know what you are doing. Read on for more information on Firestarter.
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April 2008 Open Source Tool of the Month: sudo  01 April 2008  Print E-mail
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Features This month the editors at LinuxSecurity.com have chosen sudo as the Open Source Tool of the Month!
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Open Source Tool of March: ZoneMinder  03 March 2008  Print E-mail
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Source: www.linuxsecurity.com - Posted by Ryan Berens   
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For January and February, we chose some of the staples of open source security (GnuPG and Nmap) as the tool of the month. And deservedly so; both have just celebrated their ten-year anniversary in the open source realm, a rare feat for any open source project, much less one founded on security.

But for the month of March, we wanted to move ahead and change gears. This month's Open Source Tool is no newbie for sure, but we bet that most of you reading haven't heard of it. While most Linux security tools deal with digital security, this month's tool is one of the few to cross that divide;

Welcome to Zone Minder, the Open Source Tool for March...

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Open Source Tool of February: Nmap!  01 February 2008  Print E-mail
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Features This February, the team at Linuxsecurity.com has chosen NMAP as the Open Source Security Tool of the Month!

In January, we chose GnuPG in part because it had just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Well, it wasn't alone. As of this past December Nmap ("Network Mapper"), the free and open source utility for network exploration and auditing, celebrated its 10th Anniversary as well! And because of its popularity, chances are very good that you've already used NMAP for quite some time. Even if you have, it's always good to take a look at how it all got started and what it's all about...
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