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Password Guessing with THC-Hydra  09 January 2012 
Security Tips Hydra is available for Windows and Linux. I've used both, however if you have the need for speed, Linux is the way to go. I'm sure you're itching to get started so I'll stop yapping.
 
Linux Mint - The Trio  05 October 2011 
Security Tips Linux Mint - The Trio. Linux Mint's claim to fame is usability and the search for the perfect Linux desktop. As a distribution Mint arrived on the scene in 2006 with release 1.0 code named "Ada".
 
Lynis - Security and system auditing tool  04 March 2008 
Security Tips A Unix-based tool:
Lynis is an auditing tool which tests and gathers information from Unix based systems. The audience for this tool are security and system auditors, network specialists and system maintainers.

Lynis features

- System and security audit checks
- File Integrity Assessment
- System and file forensics
- Usage of templates/baselines (reporting and monitoring)
- Extended debugging features
 
10 Basic Linux Security Tips to Implement  28 February 2008 
Security Tips From Linuxhaxor.net, the top 3 tips: Are there any other tips you think should have been included or that you found to be true?

The following is a list of rules and tips you might find useful in dealing with basic security concerns:

1. Avoid doing your regular jobs when you are logged in as root. This reduces the risk of getting a cuckoo egg or a virus and protects you from your own mistakes.

2. If possible, always try to use encrypted connections to work on a remote machine. Using SSH (secure shell) to replace telnet, ftp, rsh, and rlogin should be standard practice.

3. Avoid using authentic method based on ip address alone.


 
SELinux and mail() in PHP  25 February 2008 
Security Tips An interesting and quick tip on how to fix a mail server error while running SELinux:
Since I upgraded my server and activated SELinux I haven't gotten any emails from Wordpress when people post comments on this blog (that's why it has taken my so long time to approve comments). Today I decided it was time to look into the problem...
 
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