Five Easy Ways to Secure Your Linux System

On the heels of last week’s entry on using DenyHosts, and Nikto the week before that; I thought it appropriate to continue in the security vein with five more simple techniques that you can use to protect your systems. These include using account locking, limiting cron use, using DENY access to services, refusing root SSH logins and changing SSHD’s default port.

There’s no excuse to run insecure systems on your network. Your data’s integrity (and your job) depend on your ability to keep those systems running correctly and securely for your co-workers and customers. Shown here are five simple techniques to make your systems less vulnerable to compromise.

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