How to harden a default Ubuntu (or almost any Linux) install.

Even Linux can be vulnerable to attack, especially on a fresh install where all settings are left at defaults. This is an excellent article from IT Security on how to shore up security on a fresh Linux install.

I am not sure if the anti-virus recommendation is required at this time, I think that might be overkill, but if you intend to use the system in a live production environment, it’s all worth considering.

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