CHAPTER 10 Securing Linux

Exam objectives in this chapter

  • Managing and Monitoring User and Group Accounts

  • File Permissions and Ownership

  • SELinux Basics

  • Implementing Privilege Escalation

  • Security Applications and Utilities

  • Checksum and File Verification Utilities

  • Implementing Remote Access

  • Authentication Methods

Unique Terms and Definitions

Sandbox A protected, limited environment where applications (for example, Java programs downloaded from the Internet) are allowed to “play” without risking damage to the rest of the system.

Mandatory Access Control MAC is a type of access control where system privileges are specified by the system. They cannot be applied, modified, or removed – except perhaps by means of a ...

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