Are there any KEY dangers to look out for in LINUX

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Darwin

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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?
 


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forestplay

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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
 
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Darwin

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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 :)
 
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scotty

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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

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

Thanks for that.
 


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