I'm running a desktop computer, but one with high threat risk. I've blocked all ports using a firewall except: HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, one port for torrent client. Do any common processes in distros ...
If I make some kind of tcp connection to the net as root, is that less safe then making the same tcp connection as a normal user? I have been suspecting for a while that by making a connection as ...
I wrote a very basic python script to port scan my system. I'm running linux-mint lisa: open_ports =  for port in xrange(65536): conn = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) ...
I'd like to ensure that my VPN is started and running, before any TCP traffic from any of my background services send or receive data. How can I guarantee that this is the case? How do I handle ...
This is more idle curiosity than anything else. A friend of mine asked me 'which port range is it that only root can use under Linux?' I told him 0-1024 were restricted. Then he asked my why it was so ...