7 Steps To Securing Your Linux Server
opensouce.com, October 7th, 2019
October 20, 2019,
Volume 259, Issue 3
This primer will introduce you to basic Linux server security. While it focuses on Debian/Ubuntu, you can apply everything presented here to other Linux distributions
Patrick H. Mullins writes in opensouce.com:
- Update your server
- Create a new privileged user account
- Upload your SSH key
- Secure SSH
- Enable a firewall
- Install Fail2ban
- Remove unused network-facing services
"This tutorial presents the bare minimum needed to harden a Linux server. Additional security layers can and should be enabled depending on how a server is used..."
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