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Maximum Linux Security A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Your Linux Server and Network with CD-ROM

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ISBN-10: 0672316706

ISBN-13: 9780672316708

Edition: 1999

Authors: Sams

List price: $39.99
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Written by the same anonymous hacker who wrote the bestselling Maximum Security, this is a controversial, comprehensive guide to Linux security. It covers hundreds of Linux system holes, attack methods, hackers' tools and security techniques.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 9/27/1999
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 768
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

This Book's Organization
How This Book Is Cross-Referenced
Using This Book
Odds and Ends
Linux Security Basics
Introducing Linux
What Is Linux?
Linux as a Standalone System
Linux as an Intranet/Internet Server
A Linux Security Overview
Physical Security
Server Location and Physical Access
Network Topology
Network Hardware
Workstations and Security
Installation Issues
About Various Linux Distributions, Security, and Installation
Partitions and Security
Choosing Network Services During Installation
Boot Loaders
Basic Linux System Administration
The Basic Idea
Creating and Managing Accounts
Performing Administrative Tasks with su
Access Control
Permissions and Ownership
A Closer Look at Groups
Bringing Down Your System
Linux User Security
Password Attacks
What Is a Password Attack?
How Linux Generates and Stores Passwords
The Data Encryption Standard (DES)
Case Study: Cracking Linux Passwords Via Dictionary Attack
Password Shadowing and the shadow Suite
After Installing the shadow Suite
Other Password Security Issues
Pluggable Authentication Modules
Still Other Password Security Solutions
Malicious Code
What Is Malicious Code?
Detecting Malicious Code
Other File Integrity Checking Software
Linux Network Security
Sniffers and Electronic Eavesdropping
How Sniffers Work
Case Studies: Performing a Few Simple Sniffer Attacks
Other Sniffers and Network Monitoring Tools
Risks Posed by Sniffers
Defending Against Sniffer Attacks
Further Reading
What Is a Scanner?
Scanner Building Blocks and Scanner Evolution
How Scanners Fit into Your Security Regimen
Various Scanner Tools
Defending Against Scanner Attacks
Interesting Resources
What Is Spoofing All About?
TCP and IP Spoofing
Case Study: A Simple Spoofing Attack
Preventing IP Spoofing Attacks
ARP Spoofing
DNS Spoofing
Other Strange Spoofing Attacks
Further Reading
Protecting Data in Transit
Secure Shell (ssh)
scp: The Secure Copy Remote File Copy Program
Providing ssh Services in a Heterogeneous Network
ssh Security Issues
Additional Resources
Linux Internet Security
FTP Security
File Transfer Protocol
FTP's Default Security Features
Specific FTP Application Security
Mail Security
SMTP Servers and Clients
sendmail Security Basics
Replacing sendmail with Qmail
Telnet Security
Assessing the Need to Provide Telnet Services
Telnet's Security History
Secure Telnet Systems
SRA Telnet from Texas AandM University
The Stanford SRP Telnet/FTP Package
Web Server Security
Eliminating Nonessential Services
Web Server Security
Adding Directory Access Control with Basic HTTP
Weaknesses in Basic HTTP Authentication
HTTP and Cryptographic Authentication
Running a chroot Web Environment
Accreditation and Certification
Secure Web Protocols
The Problem
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) from Netscape Communications Corporation
Installing Apache-SSL
Other Secure Protocols: IPSEC
Secure Web Development
Development Risk Factors: A Wide Overview
Spawning Shells
Buffer Overruns
Paths, Directories, and Files
Other Interesting Security Programming and Testing Tools
Other Online Resources
Denial-of-Service Attacks
What Is a Denial-of-Service Attack?
Risks Posed by Denial-of-Service Attacks
How This Chapter Is Laid Out
Network Hardware DoS Attacks
Attacks on Linux Networking
Attacks on Linux Applications
Other DoS Attacks
Defending Against Denial-of-Service Attacks
Online Resources
Linux and Firewalls
What Is a Firewall?
Assessing Whether You Really Need a Firewall
tcpd: TCP Wrappers
Free Firewall Tools and Add-Ons for Linux
Commercial Firewalls
Additional Resources
Logs and Audit Trails
What Is Logging, Exactly?
Logging in Linux
Other Interesting Logging and Audit Tools
Intrusion Detection
What Is Intrusion Detection?
Basic Intrusion Detection Concepts
Some Interesting Intrusion Detection Tools
Disaster Recovery
What Is Disaster Recovery?
Steps to Take Before Building Your Linux Network
Choosing Your Backup Tools
Simple Archiving: tarring and Zipping Your Files and Directories
Types of Backups and Backup Strategies
Backup Packages
Odds and Ends
Linux Security Command Reference
Linux Security Index--Past Linux Security Issues
Other Useful Linux Security Tools
Sources for More Information
Linux Security Patches, Updates, and Advisories
Mailing Lists
Usenet Newsgroups