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March 23, 2011
6:07 PM
Karl
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I'm currently using a Ubuntu VM for general internet surfing / social networking as an added layer of security. I think Linux in general is a good layer of protection but the AV tools are on the thin side. I'm running Firestarter and ClamAV but ClamAV, by what I read, is more for mail clients. Even though it's a VM I'd still like to harden it some by using distros / tools for that purpose .. just not sure what's good.

I use Wireshark at work on occasion (Windows though) so that's a decent tool and I see a bunch of distros out there that might be good (BackTrack, SELinux, FCCU, Canine Linux, Ubuntu Christian Edition [pray you don't get infected]) .. too many choices .. some opinions would be appreciated to thin out the candidates.

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

March 24, 2011
3:51 AM
Karl
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If anyone is interested here are some good sites for this info:

 
>    linuxsecurity.com/docs/colsfaq
>    tldp.org/HOWTO/Security-HOWTO
>    linuxtopia.org/LinuxSecurity
>    linux-sec.net
>    yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxSecurityTools
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