Chapter 20

Securing Your Machines

No computer with a connection to the Internet is 100 percent safe. If this information does not concern you, it should. Although there is no way to guarantee the ability to stop patient, creative, and serious crackers who are intent on getting into your computer or network, there are ways to make it harder for them and to warn you when they do. This chapter discusses all aspects of securing your Linux machines. You might have wondered why we did not spread this information around the book wherever it is appropriate, ...

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