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Maximum Linux Security by Anonymous

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Chapter 2. Physical Security

Most contemporary security books focus on network security, which is admittedly a hot issue. However, a point often overlooked is that servers are more vulnerable to physical attack than remote attack. Some frequent culprits include:

  • Malicious local users

  • Vandals

  • Thieves

  • Other creatures that go bump in the night

In fact, not only is your server more likely to be hacked with an ax than a spoofing utility, but when this tragedy occurs, the after-effects can be far more devastating. If your system is remotely hacked, you can always reboot, reinstall, or reconfigure, but when your system is physically damaged or compromised, you have a problem.

For these reasons, physical security should be your first aim. Although many physical ...

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