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RE: [suse-security] Linux 7.0
  • From: Roman Drahtmueller <draht@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 03:41:53 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0012130331170.4758-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Chris,
>
> I can heartily recommend:
>
> Maximum Linux Security by Anonymous, published by www.samspublishing.com,
>
> ISBN 0-672-31670-6
>
> As being a good grounding in some of the principles of linux security. The
> same
> author also wrote Maximum Security, which is a more general book, that I
> unfortunately haven't
> got yet!
>
> Iain

There is also a German translation from the "Markt+Technik Verlag München"
available, for the Germans in here. The quality of the translation is
quite decent, and it might even happen that some circumstances are a bit
more clear in the translation. It lacks about 1.2 chapters, whereas some
new text was inserted in some places by the editor. I've done the final
editing and checking for errors, so I know both versions - that job was
tough at times.

The book is a nice inspiration source with the long list of problems that
the author sheds light on. On the other hand, a path that guides the
reader to gain more experience with the issues is almost missing. Since
software seldom gets very old, the breaches mentioned in the book aren't
recent ones. The author states the fact that the book can't claim any
actuality right at the beginning. This should be taken seriously - you
can't maintain a half-way secure system if you don't stay tuned with the
recent issues at least in vendor security announcements.

Roman.
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