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CEH® Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide by Kimberly Graves

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Chapter 12. Hacking Linux Systems

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

Hacking Linux Systems

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. ...

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