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Cyber Security Awareness Tips #19: Linux tips

Picture yourself sitting down with a first time Linux user.  This is someone with a lot to learn over the next few years.  *smile*

What straightforward suggestions would you give them about how to secure their Linux system?  Obviously, there's overlap between the different operating systems ("Use a strong password" applies just as well to Linux boxes as to the others), but we're particularly interested in Linux-specific tips.

I'll update the diary with your tips; please submit them at

-- William Stearns,


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Oct 19th 2007

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