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Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches by Steven Ovadia

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Chapter 19. Linux security

Security is an important but complex topic. The challenge is that it’s an ever-changing idea. Software we think of as secure can become insecure as hackers figure out how to break though whatever safeguards were once coded in. For users, it means being vigilant—staying on top of your system and considering security a recurring task rather than something you do once and can then be considered finished.

In this chapter, I’m going to run through the best practices for keeping your system secure. I’m not a hacker or a security expert so I’m not going to get very detailed. Instead, I’m going to explain some basic, fundamental, and essential security concepts and give you a few manageable things to do to keep your computer ...

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