Visible to the public Linux Security: A Survey

TitleLinux Security: A Survey
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsYaswinski, Matthew R., Chowdhury, Md Minhaz, Jochen, Mike
Conference Name2019 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT)
Date Publishedmay
Keywordsantivirus, authorisation, Business, composability, File, file permissions, firewall, firewall security, invasive software, Linux, Linux Operating System Security, Linux security, Malware, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, password, Predictive Metrics, pubcrawl, Resiliency, security
AbstractLinux is used in a large variety of situations, from private homes on personal machines to businesses storing personal data on servers. This operating system is often seen as more secure than Windows or Mac OS X, but this does not mean that there are no security concerns to be had when running it. Attackers can crack simple passwords over a network, vulnerabilities can be exploited if firewalls do not close enough ports, and malware can be downloaded and run on a Linux system. In addition, sensitive information can be accessed through physical or network access if proper permissions are not set on the files or directories containing it. However, most of these attacks can be prevented by keeping a system up to date, maintaining a secure firewall, using an antivirus, making complex passwords, and setting strong file permissions. This paper presents a list of methods for securing a Linux system from both external and internal threats.
Citation Keyyaswinski_linux_2019