Hardening Linux Lab

Infosec Learning
Virtual Lab

In this lab, you will take a Linux system that has security-related issues and patch it. Security-related issues can include items such as default usernames and passwords, clear text protocols like FTP and Telnet, and poorly configured web services. When Linux systems are not secured properly, they can be compromised which could lead to data leakag...

Time
2 hours
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Overview

In this lab, you will take a Linux system that has security-related issues and patch it. Security-related issues can include items such as default usernames and passwords, clear text protocols like FTP and Telnet, and poorly configured web services. When Linux systems are not secured properly, they can be compromised which could lead to data leakage as well as costly remediation. The Linux operating system has a strong reputation for taking security seriously, but it still needs to be updated and maintained on a regular basis to keep it from being compromised.