Protecting your systems against bad guys


Article from Issue 92/2008

We'll show you how the lessons learned in the 1980s movie "The Karate Kid" can be applied to securing your systems.

I have noticed a worrying trend lately, and by lately I mean over the past five years. The state of Linux security doesn't seem to be getting much better. That doesn't mean we haven't made some major technological advancements: SELinux is now commonplace, and many vendors are now shipping with services disabled by default and firewalls enabled by default. But overall, I find the number of bugs and types of bugs haven't really changed much, or it's getting worse.

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