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Re: [suse-security] SuSE 8.1 hacked?



On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 12:49, -linux_lad wrote:

> It's unlikely that the kernel was exploited. proftpd recently had a well 
> published root exploit that lots of people were victimized by. If you're 
> going to run a server, you must understand that the server will be a 
> target almost from the moment it's exposed to the internet. 
> 
> 1) Do not run services you don't need
> 
> 2) Do not allow root to login remotely
> 
> 3) Do not give accounts to anyone unless you trust them
> 
> 4) Do run tripwire and a rootkit detector
> 
> 5) DO use a firewall
> 
> 6) DO follow the advice of the bearded, belted and supendered gurus here
                                                     suspendered (as in 
                                                     holding up pants)?

-- 
Ken Schneider
unix user since 1989
linux user since 1994
SuSE user since 1998 (5.2)


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