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10 Linux security tips in 10 minutes

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If you're looking for a crash course on Linux security, this is your guide to getting started. Bone up on the basics of working from the command line, get a few open source security tools, and discover SELinux and IT no-nos to avoid.

Topics:

1. Red Hat: Pass phrases instead of passwords
2. PAM: Account locking for Linux
3. Shell game: Managing Bash command history
4. BackTrack: The must-have free security tool
5. OSSEC: Host intrusion detection
6. Linux and IT infrastructures: Avoiding security blunders
7. SELinux Policy Editor: Removing micromanagement from administrative control
8. YaST control center: Novell AppArmor
9. OpenVPN: IPSec-like security with IPSec-less simplicity
10. Hardening Apache: Secure installation and configuration

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