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Maximum Linux Security: A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Your Linux Server and Workstation

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Average Customer Rating: 4.07

Customer Rating: 4
Summary: Good overall
Comment: I'm still finishing up this book, but have found it to be a good, general introduction to Linux security. It does a good job of showing examples, as well as showing how to secure your system step by step. I only have two minor complaints, both of which aren't specific to this book. First, several of the urls that the author points to no longer exist. Instead of pointing to web pages, which have a very limited lifespan, it might have been better to put the text/pages in question on the CD. Second, some of the software versions listed in the book are out of date. For example, I have SSH2 installed, but the book only mentions SSH. But again, this is a common problem with computer books in general. Overall, I found it to be a good, thorough introduction to Linux security as well as a practical guide to securing a Linux system. I have 4 machines running Red Hat and have followed most of the suggestions in this book for trying to secure them.

And for Linux folks, I'd also recommend the book Linux Firewalls, by Robert Ziegler, if you want to get deeper into securing your system/network.

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Well worth the time and money!
Comment: This book is a well written HOWTO for securing your box. The author helps you decide which services you should leave out, and gives you step by step instructions on how to disable them. You will also learn how to tighten the security on the services you leave running.

Maximum Linux Security is well worth reading!

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: almost all security subjects
Comment: it is impossible to cover all subjects in a simple book, so there are lots of url links inside book and cd, if you want to read all the book and follow these links, you really need time. You can find lots of linux independent material, like bios hacking, or system vulnerablities. My best book about linux administrative .