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9 First Steps with Ubuntu 15.04
One of the first things to do with a new release of Ubuntu is to check for updates. Typically, I won't upgrade to the latest release immediately, so there's always quite a few updates since the release. There's a handy Software Updater tool which makes the updating process painless.

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  • Building Linux and Openbsd Firewalls
    by Wes Sonnenreich, Tom Yates: tackles considerably more than its title implies. For one thing, it's an introductory Internet security text that explains some of the methods attackers employ and how security strategies (including firewalls) can help thwart them
  • Guide to Linux Networking and Security
    by Nicholas Wells: a hands-on, practical guide provides in-depth coverage of general networking concepts and component, plus coverage of computer security from privacy and cryptography to file systems, secure shell, and VPN software
  • Linux Firewalls (3rd Edition)
    by Steve Suehring, Robert Ziegler: Linux Firewalls is a how-to for the home Linux box, including the creating and debugging firewall rules for home LANs and network interfaces. For larger LAN users, Zeigler describes intrusion logging; configurations based on varying levels of trust; and the how, why, and when of reporting intrusions to network authorities.
  • Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response
    by Michael Rash: Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response explores using Netfilter as an intrusion detection system (IDS) by combining it with Snort rulesets and custom open source software created by the author. Providing concrete examples to illustrate concepts, the book discusses Linux firewall log analysis and policies, passive network authentication and authorization, exploit packet traces and Snort ruleset emulation, and more.
  • Linux Security
    by Shadab Siddiqui: gives you the knowledge to maximize the benefits of Linux products, keep your business safe, and gain a competitive edge
  • Linux Security Toolkit
    by David A. Bandel: David A. Bandel explains the security problems common to all Linux distributions -- from SUID/SGID dangers to telnet and other insecure protocols -- and shows you step-by-step how to fix them
  • Maximum Linux Security (2nd Edition)
    by John Ray: provides a comprehensive picture of Linux's strengths and weaknesses when it comes to protecting your systems from bad guys. The author offers explicit advice (e.g., replace sendmail with Qmail) and general recommendations (e.g., be on the lookout for unused services and disable them).
  • Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Hacking Solution
    by Gerhard Mourani: looks for security measures that go beyond firewalls and intrusion detection systems to anticipate and protect against upcoming threats. Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Hacking Solution: A hacker's guide to protect your Linux server designed for system administrators, managers, or Linux users who wish to protect their Linux systems from unauthorized intrusions and other external attacks.

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