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Hacking Linux exposed: (Linux security secrets & solutions )

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From the publisher who brought you the international best-seller, Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions...

Learn how to think like a hacker in order to secure your Linux network

In the ever-changing world of global data communications, inexpensive Internet connections, and fast-paced software development, security is constantly being compromised. Linux has always been considered the digital playground for hackers. Many hacks, exploits, and network security tools are written on Linux because it's readily available. Hacking Linux Exposed: Linux Security Secrets & Solutions shows you, step-by-step, how to defend against the latest Linux attacks by understanding the hacker's methods and sinister thought processes. You'll learn how your adversaries gather information, acquire targets, escalate privilege, gain control, plant back doors, and cover their tracks. Each chapter is divided into bite-sized chunks, covering highly publicized and little-known break-ins, tips on why they occurred, and detailed countermeasures that no Linux professional can afford to be without.


  • Get details on the security features of each Linux distribution, including Red Hat Linux, SuSE, Debian, and Slackware.
  • Zero in on vulnerable systems using whois, traceroute, DNS zone transfers, OS detection, ping sweeps, and port scans
  • Detect Trojan horses, backdoors, password cracking, IP spoofing, session hijacking, and trail hiding
  • Implement Log analysis tools such as the Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) and advanced kernel security patches, including the Linux Intrusion Detection System (LIDS)
  • Learn how to prevent local users from getting root privileges
  • Prevent Denial of Service and other network attacks
  • Configure FTP sites, DNS servers, and other daemons securely
  • Plug common and obscure security holes in Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix, POP, and IMAP servers
  • Defend against Web server attacks using secure scripting techniques, user verification, and secure Apache Server configurations
  • Design, position, and test secure firewalls and other network access restrictions

Table of Contents

Part I: Locking Into Linux.

Chapter 1: Linux Security Overview.

Chapter 2: Proactive Measures and Recovering from a Break-In.

Chapter 3: Mapping Your Machine and Network.

Part II: Getting in from the Outside.

Chapter 4: Social Engineering, Trojans, and Other Hacker Trickery.

Chapter 5: Physical Attacks.

Chapter 6: Attacking Over the Network.

Chapter 7: Abusing the Network Itself.

Part III: Local User Attacks.

Chapter 8: Elevating User Privileges.

Chapter 9: Password Cracking.

Chapter 10: How Hackers Maintain Access.

Part IV: Server Issues.

Chapter 11: Mail and FTP Security.

Chapter 12: Web Servers and Dynamic Content.

Chapter 13: Access Control and Firewalls.

Part V: Appendices.

Appendix A: Keeping Your Programs Current.

Appendix B: Turning Off Unneeded Services.

Appendix C: Online Resources.

Appendix D: Case Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072127737
Subtitle:
(Linux security secrets & solutions )
Author:
Hatch, Brian
Author:
Kurtz, George
Author:
Lee, James
Publisher:
Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Computer security
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Linux
Series Volume:
194
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxx, 566 p.
Dimensions:
9.08x7.42x1.36 in. 2.65 lbs.

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Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages

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