HowTo: Prevent a Fork Bomb Attack

    Date27 Nov 2007
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Contributors
    Fork bombing attacks, like other dangers, can wreak havoc on a system if you aren't careful. Every angle that isn't covered could in fact be the most vulnerable resource to a potential cracker. Here you get a quick overview on what needs to be done to make the most of your protection:

    Limiting user processes is important for running a stable system. To limit user process just add user name or group or all users to /etc/security/limits.conf file and impose process limitations.
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