34 Linux Server Security Tips & Checklists for Sysadmins | Process Street

Postat de: Cristian Gherman

Linux (or Unix-like) software runs the majority of the world's servers. This is owing to its incredible power, transparency, and customizability. While Windows is built for the average home-officer, gamer, or grandparent — and comes with its own set of controls to stop these users destroying their operating systems — Linux enjoys a total lack of restrictions but also exposes the user to an incredible amount of complexity. This interactive map is worth checking out in full size Out of the box, Linux servers don't come "hardened" (e.g. with the attack surface minimized). It's up to you to prepare for each eventuality and set up systems to notify you of any suspicious activity in the future. In this post, I'm going to share 34 server security improvements you can make, and give you several server security checklists you can run for future setup. First, open a new terminal session and type su followed by your password to gain super user privilege. This will allow you to execute the

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