Securing your VNC connection using SSH

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VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop using a VNC viewer on another computer desktop anywhere on the LAN or Internet. There are many facets of ensuring your VNC is secure and this article shows you how to do it with a Linux (OpenSuse 10.3) server. This is a great step-by-step way to establish a quick secure way to access remote desktops with SSH.

HowTo: Prevent a Fork Bomb Attack

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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.

Enable Multiple HTTPS Sites For One IP Using TLS Extensions

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If you need to set up secure website connections, this HOWTO is what you need. IT's focused on Debian but will help no matter what distribution you may be using.

This how-to is Debian specific but could be ported to other distributions since the concept is the same. In order to use TLS Extensions we have to patch and recompile apache2 and recompile OpenSSL with the enable-tlsext directive.

If you are going to use this HOWTO, you may want to check out their "Perfect Debian" HOWTO as well.