computing/linux/topics/linux-security

Top Linux Security Tips

Top Linux Security Tips

Online threats can target Linux computers just as easily as they can attack Windows PCs, so be aware of the threats and the steps required to defend your computer from intrusions, Trojans, viruses and other security risks.
Configuring Secure Email for Ubuntu

Configuring Secure Email for Ubuntu

Its bad enough that your exploits at last years Christmas party have already received a million hits on YouTube. At least your emails can still be sealed tighter than an Egyptian tomb thanks to the powerful encryption tools provided by Ubuntu. Learn how to get Top-Secret quality encryption!
How to Lock Ubuntu When Using Remote Desktop

How to Lock Ubuntu When Using Remote Desktop

If you’ve ever tried a remote desktop connection to Ubuntu, you have probably discovered that everyone can see what you’re doing - not very secure! Creating a secure session over a VNC, however, will allow you to do this, while using a standard SSH connection will afford secure command line access.
Seahorse Setup on Ubuntu

Seahorse Setup on Ubuntu

Seahorse, also known as Passwords & Encryption, is an application included with Ubuntu that allows you to manage your PGP and SSH encryption keys. Seahorse integrates with the Ubuntu desktop, allowing you to encrypt, decrypt and sign files with your keys.
Debian: BestCrypt Installation & Usage

Debian: BestCrypt Installation & Usage

BestCrypt is a commercial encryption program developed by Jetico which runs Linux distributions such as Debian as well as Windows and Mac OS X. While Debian includes encryption utilities, BestCrypt lets you use the same encrypted containers on multiple operating systems.
Managing Linux Firewalls - The Easy Way

Managing Linux Firewalls - The Easy Way

This article will go through some history of the iptables firewall and why it is so secure and robust. Then it will give you a simple way to set up your own rules without the need of writing any commands! It will also give you a link if you do need a more complicated firewall to be set up.