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The Internet has a reputation for a lack of security. Those books which mention security on the Internet generally suggest setting up a firewall machine in order to protect yourself, but stop short of giving anything resembling details of how to do such a thing. Cheswick and Bellovin not only give practical suggestions for firewall construction, they also address other aspects of Internet security, as well. Part one gives a basic background, both of security, and of TCP/IP. If you didn't think you needed security before, you will after reading chapter two. Part two details the construction of firewall gateways, as well as authentication, tools, traps, and cracking tools for use in testing the integrity of your system. Part ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Practical Unix & Internet Security is on its second edition, and its maturity shows. To call this highly readable book comprehensive is an understatement. The breadth is vast, from fundamentals (definitions of computer security; the history of Unix) and commonsense but little-observed security basics (making backups; physical and personnel security; buggy software) to modern software (NFS, WWW, firewalls) and the handling of security incidents. The section on users and passwords alone is 21 pages long--and worth every page. Useful appendices include a Unix security checklist, a list of emergency response organizations, and many references to electronic and paper resources. The Internet covers too much and moves too quickly for any book to c... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Linux machines serve scores of purposes on networks, but their very integration with networked environments means they're constantly exposed to attack. Maximum Linux Security: A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Your Linux Server and Network provides a comprehensive picture of Linux's strengths and weaknesses when it comes to protecting your systems from bad guys. The author offers explicit advice (e.g., replace sendmail with Qmail) and general recommendations (e.g., be on the lookout for unused services and disable them). In case you're wondering which Anonymous this is, he's the same guy who wrote the very highly regarded Maximum Security. In Maximum Linux Security, readers become familiar with scores of offensive and defensive weapons, includ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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