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Old 02-23-2006, 04:18 AM
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Default How secure is PCBSD?
I have to ask because I wonder how secure this BSD is against crackers and malicious brute forcing.

Now Free for example is very secure by default, so I assume that by being built upon FreeBSD, we have high default security?

*n00b questions are ok sometimes*

do I need to stealth or block ports manually??
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:04 AM
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Default Re: How secure is PCBSD?
Originally Posted by franklee
I have to ask because I wonder how secure this BSD is against crackers and malicious brute forcing.

Now Free for example is very secure by default, so I assume that by being built upon FreeBSD, we have high default security?

*n00b questions are ok sometimes*

do I need to stealth or block ports manually??
With sockstat you can see what ports are open. FreeBSD/PCBSD have no NSA backdoors like MSWindows but sometimes shit happens- third party programs can have remote vulnerabilities and FreeBSD team can not be sure about changes in source of other programs installed by you. As we all know- only secure computer is dead computer :twisted:
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:34 PM
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If you have a nice root password and disabled all unnessacary services, like ssh if you don't use it, you should be fine.
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:14 PM
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I think Dru Lavigne has done one or two articles on securing freebsd (which would be the same for pcbsd), antik posted a link to Dru's articles at:

http://www.pcbsd.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2897

Tons of useful stuff there.
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