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Offline scott

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Linux server security
« on: March 15, 2008, 11:18:08 PM »
Hi,

How can I make my Linux box (cPanel/WHM installed) more secure?

Thanks,

Scott
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Re: Linux server security
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 12:17:50 PM »
There are many advantages whaich are appear in this operating system :
# The server can be used as a base for attacks on other systems can be started.
# My e-mail server could be used as a relay for spammers.
# The system can be used secretly for IRC (chat) server, or other broadband applications, which robs the performance of both servers and Internet connection.

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Re: Linux server security
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 01:43:46 PM »
You can install firewall on your server such as CSF.

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Re: Linux server security
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 02:31:48 PM »
How can I make my Linux box (cPanel/WHM installed) more secure?

It's a large question so I can only show you a points where to start look to.

1. Look at your firewall settings. Make sure that your default policy is drop or reject, and you allow only needed ports from outside.
2. Make sure that your SSH configured to use key-based authentication or 2-factor auth instead of it. Configure fail2ban is also a good idea.
3. Make sure that your system and software is up to date and all security patches are installed.
4. Make sure that your software (apache for example) is running NOT with root privileges.
5. Make sure that your config files have correct file privileges and regular users can't access them.
6. Check your logs for any intrusion signs regularly or configure email notifications about that.

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Re: Linux server security
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 01:14:19 PM »
Some tips for security purpose regarding Linux'
1) 1. Enable your firewall.
2) 2. Enable WPA on your router.
3) 3. Keep your system up to date.
4) Don't use root for everything.
5) Check for unused accounts.
6) Use groups and permissions.
7) Run a virus checker.
8) Use secure passwords.
9) Make regular backups.
10) Encrypt your data.
Refer: (http://www.tuxradar.com/content/10-simple-ways-make-your-linux-box-more-secure)

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Re: Linux server security
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 11:40:54 PM »
Hi,

How can I make my Linux box (cPanel/WHM installed) more secure?

Thanks,

Scott

Secure server using steps provided in following URL , it could be possible some options name changed in WHM.

http://www.ktchost.com/blog/secure-server-from-whm/
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