Maximum Linux Security.- A Hackers Guide to Protecting Your Linux Server and Workstation is designed for system administrators, managers, or Linux users who wish to protect their Linux servers and workstations from unauthorized intrusions and other external threats to their systems' integrity.
Written by an experienced hacker-someone who knows which systems are Vulnerable and how crackers get into them-this unique guide to Linux security identifies existing and potential security holes and faults, and then describes how to go about fixing them.
• Learn in-depth configuration tips and techniques to help eliminate security threats to your Linux-based computer or network.
• Discover common Linux System holes and cracking techniques.
• Explore both commercial and open source programs and utilities that can help identify and solve security weaknesses.
• Learn about the wide array of tools that crackers have at their disposal to penetrate your Linux system.
• Find out how to safely configure and run many popular Linux-based applications and services, including Sendmail, Apache, FTPd, and many more.
• Utilize technologies such as SSL and MD5 to create a secure computing environment for yourself and your users.
A comprehensive collection of Linux security products:
• Intrusion detection tools-including HortSentry and HostSentry from the Abacus Project
• Sniffers and electronic monitors-including the Ksniff sniffer for K Desktop Environment and COLD
• Network management tools-including Cistron RADIUS server and Linux Virtual Server toolkit
• Scanners and host assessment tools-including SATAN and the saint network security scanner
• Firewall tools-including EDGE Router Project tools and Mason
• Encryption tools-including Linux FreeS/WAN Project.