CEH EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:
Understand how to compile a Linux kernel
Understand GCC compilation commands
Understand how to install LKM modules
Understand Linux hardening methods
Linux's flexibility and the fact that it's open source, together with the increase in Linux applications, have made Linux the operating system of choice for many systems. Although Linux has inherently tighter security than Windows operating systems, it also has vulnerabilities that can be exploited. This chapter covers the basics of getting started using Linux as an operating system and knowing how to harden the system to attacks. ...