Arptables - Manage ARP Packet Filter Rules with Examples

ARP stands for Address Resolution Protocol, it's a telecommunication protocol used for resolution of network layer addresses into link layer addresses, a critical function in multiple-access networks. In general ARP is used to convert an IP address to a physical address such as an Ethernet address (also known as a MAC address). arptables is similar […]

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7 Linux Hardening steps to keep your Server Protected

Server hardening  is  the process of enhancing server security through various methods.We have lot of steps to secure a server.You can turn a vulnerable box into a hardened server via following steps. It will help you to prevent outside attacks. Here I’m  describing   about  the  server hardening of CentOS. 1. Remote  access configuration Disable unneeded […]

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Features, Installation, Usage of Network Security Toolkit (NST) in Linux

There are so many Linux distribution in the world now. From general Linux category until specific purpose of Linux. Today we will see a sneak peak of Network Security Toolkit Linux. What is Network Security Toolkit (NST) Linux NST is a Linux distribution based on Fedora Linux. NST provides security toolkit for professionals and network […]

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Linux Brute force Protection - Scan Logs and Detects patterns using fail2ban

Fail2ban is the latest security tool to protect your server from brute force attack.It automatically protect the server from hackers.It works by monitoring through log files and reacting to offending actions like repeated failed login attempts. The process consists of adding a new rule in a firewall chain and sending an e-mail notification.  You can easily […]

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Lynis - Security Tool for Audit and Hardening Linux / Unix Systems

System administrator must have known about the importance of security. Maintaining servers are not just make the server is up and running but it should be secure too. Security is not coming by default. We need to tune-up the systems to fit our needs. Since security has a wide coverage, sometimes its easy for us […]

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Security Issue, Wifi Passwords Are Not Encrypted In Ubuntu Systems

Dear ubuntu user, This article is very important for you! Did you know that wifi passwords are not encrypted on Ubuntu systems? They are stored in clear text in a folder outside the home folder so they are accessible for unwanted users. This issue has been reported and a Canonical developer has explained in the […]

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A Very Sophisticated Linux Backdoor Targeting Big Companies

A large Internet hosting provider has been target of a very sophisticated linux trojan in May of this year. The target of this attack was the customer data such as usernames, emails, password and financial information which was accessible, but encrypted. According to the symantec official blog, this attack was more sophisticated than what they […]

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How To Encrypted Root Partition / Filesystem

An understanding of how your computer boots is required, because unlocking an encrypted root filesystem is integral to the bootstrap process. The current, stable kernel series, 2.6, optionally uses initramfs to help boot, Initramfs is a cpio archive that the kernel now knows how to unpack into a RAM-based disk. This unpacked filesystem contains a […]

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Learn How Linux Login Logout Virus Affect The System

Linux virus, oops, well we have heard long enough about it and I am also is not going to throw any more information security jargons like ASLR attacks (address space layout randomization) or buffer overflow payloads designed from well known applications like backtrack kits (security related), i will explain here small script kiddies that you […]

December 23, 2012 | By
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Example : Linux File Encrypt / Decrypt Using Mcrypt Command

Mcrypt is a replacement command of one of the popular Unix Crypt command. Crypt in UNIX was one of the file encryption tools which were using one of the popular algorithms similar to World War II enigma cipher. Mcrypt is also the similar command and it provides same functionality. So, we can say Mcrypt is […]

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Install/Configure CHKROOTKIT On Linux: Security Scanner

The chkrootkit is a common security scanner which helps the administrators to search the local system for signs that it is infected with a 'rootkit'. A rootkit can be considered as a malicious program which can take control over a computer system without the computer system user knowing about it. This means that the rootkit […]

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What Is DDOS Attack In Linux And How To Prevent It

Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) is an attempt to attack a host (victim) from multiple compromised machines to various networks. As a result, the targeted service running on the victim will get flooded with the connections from compromised networks and will not be able to handle it. This is accomplished by installing a virus or Trojan […]

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What Is Fork Bomb Attack? How To Prevent In Linux?

What is fork bomb attack? The fork bomb attack is a form of denial-of-service attack which uses the fork functionality to recursively create running processes by a single process. This attack works by creating a large number of processes very quickly in order to saturate the available space of the OS’s process table. Once the […]

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