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Sun Solaris Tip: Resources for Keeping Cyberpunks out of Your Solaris Software System

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With cybercrime rising, it's more important than ever to protect your system. This tip tells you how to increase the security of your Solaris software system.
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With all the recent news about break-ins, credit card thefts, Web server defacements, and other malicious acts plaguing computers around the world, it seems that computer crime is on the rise. How can you be safe? This tip tells you how to increase the security of your Solaris software system. If you have both basic command-line skills and limited system administration skills, you know enough to make it significantly tougher for the "bad guys" to bother your machine. Many resources can help, including these:

  • Sabernet provides up-to-date security news and advisories. The Solaris software security guide article outlines simple configuration changes that can help protect a system, and it cites excellent additional resources.

  • Sun's Security Bulletin archive is frequently updated, contains links to downloadable patches, and offers an easy way to stay on top of security issues.

  • The SANS Institute security site posts many articles about Solaris software. An interesting feature on hardening the Solaris operating environment documents a script created by a team of professionals led by Xerox Palo Alto Research Center's (PARC) Jean Chouanard.

There are far too many others to list, but these resources, coupled with Sun's BigAdmin portal, should be more than enough to get you started putting door locks on your software and fences around your systems.

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