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Real World Linux Security

ISBN-10: 0130464562

ISBN-13: 9780130464569

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Bob Toxen

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"You have in your hands a book I've been waiting to read for years-a practical, hands-on guide to hardening your Linux system." -From the foreword by Eric S. Raymond bull; bull;Safeguard your Linux systems against today's most vicious attacks! bull;Realistic, step-by-step techniques from one of the world's leading Linux security experts bull;Covers IP Tables, ARP attacks, adaptive firewalls, VPNs, wireless networks, Samba, monitoring, 2.4 kernel security, and much more bull;Quick and effective recovery from intrusions bull;Web site contains important new tools for monitoring networks and locking out hackers "A comprehensive guide to system security: covers everything from hardening a system to system recovery after an attack." -Steve Bourne, Creator of the Bourne Shell Stop today's most vicious Internet attackers-right in their tracks! Your Linux system will be attacked: maybe in minutes, certainly in days. Be ready! Real World Linux Security, Second Edition brings together state-of-the-art solutions and exclusive software for safeguarding any Linux-based system or network, and fighting off any intrusion. Top Linux security consultant Bob Toxen has thoroughly revamped this definitive guide to reflect today's most vicious Internet attacks-and arm you with breakthrough resources for protecting yourself! bull; bull;Surprising new IP Tables research every netadmin must know about bull;New techniques and software for detecting and blocking ARP and Switch attacks bull;Important enhancements to Linux-based adaptive firewalls bull;Thoroughly revised coverage of Samba security for Windows clients bull;802.11b wireless networks security bull;How to make the most of Logcheck, Portsentry, and other new monitoring tools bull;VPN and instant messaging security, GNU Privacy Guard, 2.4 kernel issues, and much more bull;Includes all-new chapter on physical security bull;Reviewed by some of the world's leading Linux security experts! Web Site The accompanying web site contains the author's own state-of-the-art software for instantly locking out hackers and alerting system administrators. The website contents also include exclusive IP Tables and IP Chains firewall scripts (rule sets), as well as powerful new tools for monitoring network health, detecting and reporting suspicious activities, securing backups, simplifying recovery, and much more.
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/13/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 848
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Introduction to the Second Edition
Who Should Read This Book?
How This Book Is Organized
What Are You Protecting?
Who Are Your Enemies?
What They Hope to Accomplish
Costs: Protection versus Break-Ins
Protecting Hardware
Protecting Network and Modem Access
Protecting System Access
Protecting Files
Preparing for and Detecting an Intrusion
Recovering from an Intrusion
Securing Your System
Quick Fixes for Common Problems
Understanding Linux Security
The Seven Most Deadly Sins
Passwords: A Key Point for Good Security
Advanced Password Techniques
Protecting the System from User Mistakes
Forgiveness Is Better than Permission
Dangers and Countermeasures During Initial System Setup
Limiting Unreasonable Access
Firewalls and the Corporate Moat
Turn Off Unneeded Services
High Security Requires Minimum Services
Replace These Weak Doors with Brick
New Lamps for Old
United We Fall, Divided We Stand
Quick and Easy Hacking and How to Avoid It
X Marks the Hole
Law of the Jungle-Physical Security
Physical Actions
Selected Short Subjects
Terminal Device Attacks
Disk Sniffing
Common Hacking by Subsystem
NFS, mountd, and portmap
Sendmail
Telnet
FTP. The rsh, rcp, rexec, and rlogin Services
DNS (named, a.k.a BIND)
POP and IMAP Servers
Doing the Samba
Stop Squid from Inking Out Their Trail
The syslogd Service
The print Service (lpd)
The ident Service
INND and News
Protecting Your DNS Registration
Common Hacker Attacks
Rootkit Attacks (Script Kiddies)
Packet Spoofing Explained
SYN Flood Attack Explained
Defeating SYN Flood Attacks
Defeating TCP Sequence Spoofing
Packet Storms, Smurf Attacks, and Fraggles
Buffer Overflows or Stamping on Memory with gets()
Spoofing Techniques
Man-in-the-Middle Attack
Advanced Security Issues
Configuring Netscape for Higher Security
Stopping Access to I/O Devices
Scouting Out Apache (httpd) Problems
Special Techniques for Web Servers
One-Way Credit Card Data Path for Top Security
Hardening for Very High Security
Restricting Login Location and Times
Obscure but Deadly Problems
Defeating Login Simulators
Stopping Buffer Overflows with Libsafe
Establishing Security Policies
General Policy
Personal Use Policy
Accounts Policy
E-Mail Policy
Instant Messenger (IM) Policy
Web Server Policy
File Server and Database Policy
Firewall Policy
Desktop Policy
Laptop Policy
Disposal Policy
Network Topology Policy
Problem Reporting Policy
Ownership Policy
Policy Policy
Trusting Other Computers
Secure Systems and Insecure Systems
Trust No One-The Highest Security
Linux and UNIX Systems Within Your Control
Mainframes Within Your Control
A Window Is Worth a Thousand Cannons
Firewall Vulnerabilities
Virtual Private Networks
Viruses and Linux
Gutsy Break-Ins
Mission Impossible Techniques Spies
Fanatics and Suicide Attacks
Case Studies
Confessions of a Berkeley System Mole
Knights of the Realm (Forensics)
Ken Thompson Cracks the Navy
The Virtual Machine Trojan
AOL's DNS Change Fiasco
I'm Innocent, I Tell Ya! Cracking with a Laptop and a Pay Phone
Take a Few Cents off the Top
Nonprofit Organization Runs Out of Luck
Persistence with Recalcitra