Are there any KEY dangers to look out for in LINUX

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  1. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

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    I have never yet had any issues with Linux, but I would like to know of any possible security related issues to look out for or anything that could involve meddling from the outside.

    Any issues of security out there?

  2. forestplay

    forestplay New Member

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    Not a security expert, but here's a couple of thoughts that come to mind:

    User accounts without passwords.

    Open ports to insecure services.

    -Bob
  3. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

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    Thanks Bob, they are a couple of things I am learning about, the first being a little more on the common sense side :)
  4. scotty

    scotty New Member

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    Yes, the usual things, Root level users with no password, installing vulnerable scripts - Xwindow is one such example. Also making sure that you control user access is a big one, we had a hacking attempt where the user got 1 password, and then hoped through all out networked machines because they all had the same admin password.
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    Darwin New Member

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    Daauum I will certainly have to up my security a little - Xwindow eh d'oh!

    Thanks for that.
  6. diegosuse

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    Don t forget about the passwd. Must be elaborated.

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