[CentOS] Security advice, please
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 24 19:03:17 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 24 December 2008 17:43:19 Bill Campbell wrote:
> In summary, I would be extremely reluctant to allow access from public
> machines where there is no assurance how much malware is running on top of
> the Microsoft virus, Windows.
When I said that I had used hotel computers I meant for using a web interface
only. The problem with that is that they usually have only IE, which I don't
> It's very easy to revoke authorized_keys or
> OpenVPN access for a lost or stolen laptop. Allowing password access by
> any means opens up a large can of worms.
The only password access that is happening is when kmail reads from my imap
server. I toyed with the idea of using ssh access to all my files, but
watching the logs for a very short time convinced me that that's something
that is not worth while. (No-one got in, but in that short time there were
plenty of attempts.) I know it can be done securely, but it's not
straightforward, and in truth there aren't so many documents that I'm likely
to want to access while I'm away. I have sufficient local storage, too, that
I can use termporarily and transfer when I get home.
I have no need to open up all sorts of services. I just need to feel that I
have taken all reasonable precautions.
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