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Protecting Data with Encrypted Linux Partitions


All too often, you hear the story of how X number of laptops or social security numbers were stolen from company Y. And why is so little attention paid to how and why that information was left unprotected and so easily accessible? There are many ways to combat this problem. One of the best ways is with encryption. And Carla Schroder takes us through a great way Today let us focus on the issue of protecting sensitive data on hard drives with encrypted file systems. This is for your mobile users and anyone who needs extra data security on workstations and servers. We're going to use cryptsetup-luks because it is easy and it is strong. We will create an encrypted partition that requires a passphrase only at mount time. Then you can use it just like any other partition. Nice summary and easy to follow.

How to Secure Ubuntu With AppArmor


AppArmor is one way to protect your assets on your Ubuntu Gutsy system. AppArmor attempts to protect processes on the server or desktop from security threats. AppArmor enforces limits on what processes can access on the system. It attempts to restrict processes to those resources that the process requires to function only. If you wanted to give AppArmor a try, and SELinux isn't your flavor, get your start here.

Giving RSYNC a run for its money: Duplicity???


According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, duplicity is defined as "contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action." To the more Linux-initiated, however, it is an exceedingly useful tool. Make no mistakes about it, Duplicity is a very capable way of encrypting data and throwing its weight around against the standard Rsync. Read here to learn more about why duplicity is an alternative worth looking into.