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"I really enjoyed this book. I think my machine is more secure than before I read this book. The advice is good and pitched at, for me, the right level. References were up-to-date ad far as I could see. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone wanting to secure, or test the esisting security, of a Linux system." - Mick Farmer, Linux Security Cookbook - news@UK, September 2003
Dan Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently working as a software engineer, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Unix system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist. He has written several O'Reilly books, as well as monthly columns for Compute! and Keyboard Magazine. Dan and his family reside in Boston.
Richard E. Silverman has a B.A. in computer science and an M.A. in pure mathematics. Richard has worked in the fields of networking, formal methods in software development, public-key infrastructure, routing security, and Unix systems administration. He is the co-author of SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide.
The Linux Security Cookbook is a good hands-on guide to the major aspects of securing your Linux box. Read morePublished on April 14 2004 by Lloyd R.
At fewer than 300 pages, the initial size of the Linux Security Cookbook may seem to be meager to cover such a broad subject. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003 by Ben Rothke
I've been reading "Linux Security Cookbook". I fully understand the goal of this book is to provide lots of little bits of wisdom, not a full fledged security book. Read morePublished on July 28 2003 by Alan Karonen
A very cool collection of recipes for common, daily, security of Linux
systems. Some of the other reviewers missed the point... Read more
The topics that are covered in this book are interesting, but they're not sufficient to secure your machine. Read morePublished on July 23 2003 by Hanno Hentschel
This book was more like a bunch of short articles. Nothing was sufficiently fleshed out, and it certainly wasn't cohesive enough to allow you to secure a machine. Read morePublished on July 22 2003 by Geoffrey Nguyen