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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Keeping Secure

The tools discussed in this chapter are not OpenBSD’s only security features. The OpenBSD team has put a lot of work into securing every part of the system. But this chapter covers some things that make OpenBSD special and gives you an idea of how those features work.

What’s the best path to security? Keep your system updated and configure your server daemons securely. It’s boring, but it works.

[26] I’ve seen too many botnet or script kiddie intrusions go undetected for months to be comfortable blaming legitimate users for the majority of security problems. I would agree that “insider intrusions” are the most commonly identified intrusions, but frequently, that’s because the guilty user can’t keep his mouth shut.

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