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Softpanorama Unix Security - This web site ( has one of the largest collections of information, links, articles, tools, and book reviews on computer security.

Security Focus This web site ( has a large collection of computer security related news, articles, vulnerabilities, advisories, and mailing lists.

Linux Security - This web site ( is designed to serve as the primary Internet-based source of information, insight and news relating to Linux and Open Source security issues, and is driven by the security needs of the users

Packet Storm - Packet Storm ( is an extremely large and current security tools resource. - The SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute is the trusted leader in information security research, certification and education. - The CERT/CC is a major reporting center for Internet security problems. Staff members provide technical advice and coordinate responses to security compromises, identify trends in intruder activity, work with other security experts to identify solutions to security problems, and disseminate information to the broad community.

Security Papers

Trinity OS - TrinityOS ( and its associated archive scripts guide the Linux user in a step-by-step fashion using a common example throughout to configure over 50+ Internet services. The main focus of TrinityOS is to do this in a secure fashion while keeping both performance and manageability in mind.

Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Ultimate Solution - This book ( is intended for a technical audience and system administrators who manage Linux servers. It discusses how to install and setup a Linux server with all of the necessary security and optimization for a high performance Linux specific machine.

HoneyNet Project Security Papers - A collection ( of computer security papers provided by the Honeynet Project.

UNIX Security Checklist - A detailed step-by-step checklist ( to improve the security of Unix Operation Systems provided by CERT.

David Dittrich - A collection of papers, articles, interviews, and talks about computer security from the Senior Security Engineer for the University of Washington's Computing and Communications ( FAQ - This FAQ ( is intended to serve as a starting point for those new to the newsgroup, but is also intended to be a survey of Linux security issues and tools. This FAQ is aimed at intermediate to experienced Linux users and is intended to not only answer specific questions, but to also facilitate further learning by providing pointers other useful security resources.

Security Quickstart How to - ( The focus here will be on threats that are shared by all Linux users, whether a dual boot home user, or large commercial site. And we will take a few, relatively quick and easy steps that will make a typical home Desktop system or small office system running Linux reasonably safe from the majority of outside threats.

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