Five tips on how to improve Linux security

June 16, 2010
Five tips for improving Linux security
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Larry Dignan provides some tips from TechRepublic’s blog on how to better protect your Linux box.

“Linux is an operating system that begs to be online, so it wants to be secure. Sure it’s fairly secure out of the box, but NO operating system is 100 per cent secure if it’s, well, turned on. Here are five crucial Linux security tips: take advantage of the keyring, enforce user password update, don’t blindly disable SELinux, don’t log in as root (and) install security updates quickly. With these five tips alone you have taken your Linux box to a new level of security. Mind you, this isn’t a complete to-do list. It’s just the start. The security of a networked computer is ongoing and ever-changing. But with tips like these, you’ll be better prepared to meet that elusive goal..”

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Microsoft Intune: Cloud-based Managed Services?
Joe Panettieri writes about Microsoft’s upcoming Intune cloud-blased platform for remote Windows PC administration.

“Microsoft says MSPs and end-customers can use the Windows Intune (which is currently in beta) to: manage updates, protect PCs from malware, proactively monitor PCs, provide remote assistance, track hardware and software inventory (and) set security policies.”

IDC Projects 19.8% PC Market Growth In 2010
Robin Wauters shares some of research firm, IDC’s findings and forecasts regarding global PC shipments for the year.

IDC reports impressive year-over-year growth for global PC shipments of 27.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2010, which has prompted the company to revise its projection for the entire year. In light of slow but certain economic recovery, IDC now foresees 19.8 per cent growth in 2010, according to its Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.”

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