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Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 25 2013 09:31PM
Jeffrey Walton (noloader gmail com) (7 replies)
RE: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 29 2013 03:58PM
Tommy Thomas (webmaster ocaladesigns com)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 29 2013 06:44AM
Jeffrey Walton (noloader gmail com)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 03:56PM
Michael Peppard (mpeppard impole com) (1 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 30 2013 01:11AM
Tracy Reed (treed ultraviolet org)
Re:Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 02:45PM
forgaoqiang (forgaoqiang gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 30 2013 08:23PM
gremlin gremlin ru
RE: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 09:40AM
Balakrishnan Nadar (balakrishnan nadar tatacommunications com)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 08:39AM
Henri Salo (henri nerv fi)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 08:19AM
Eric Furman (ericfurman fastmail net) (10 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 06:48PM
James Thomas (jim nimblesec com) (1 replies)
Dear Eric,

Thank you for your note.

On 28/01/2013 03:19, Eric Furman wrote:
> Don't use Linux. It is insecure. Use Windows or one of the BSDs.
> All are much more secure.

I'd argue that none of these are secure, that perfect security is an
illusion, and that technical solutions aren't everything. If there have
been fewer exploits for the BSD's, I'd argue that this is merely because
they, being lesser known, represent a smaller attack surface. I'd be
more concerned about configuring systems properly than with choice of
OS, and training all associates to resist spearphishing, etc.

Security should be seen as a series of layers, any of which might be
breached, and the layer closest to one's skin should be an awareness of
techniques that may be employed by an attacker, and how to mitigate
them. Mitnick's books are a good start for this.

That said, I have no useful answers for Jeffrey's actual question offhand.

James

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Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 29 2013 02:40PM
Michael Peppard (mpeppard impole com)
RE: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 04:32PM
Ulm, Matt (Matt Ulm edelman com)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 04:19PM
Jason M (jmillette datavalet com)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 04:09PM
Littlefield, Tyler (tyler tysdomain com)
RE: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 02:43PM
Emre Tugriceri (emre tugriceri com)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 12:53PM
Ansgar Wiechers (bugtraq planetcobalt net) (1 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 31 2013 06:39AM
Eric Furman (ericfurman fastmail net) (2 replies)
RE: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Feb 03 2013 01:25AM
Steve Elkins (stevee epits com au) (1 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Feb 04 2013 08:53PM
Jeffrey Walton (noloader gmail com)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 31 2013 04:20PM
Ansgar Wiechers (bugtraq planetcobalt net)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 12:23PM
Michael Zoet (Michael Zoet zoet de)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 12:09PM
DragonSlay3r (gdragonslay gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 30 2013 07:57PM
gremlin gremlin ru (1 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Feb 02 2013 02:11AM
Eric Furman (ericfurman fastmail net)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 10:48AM
Joerg Stephan (johe stephan ymail com)
RE: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Jan 28 2013 08:46AM
Arie Claassens (arie_claassens hotmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki) Feb 03 2013 06:53AM
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