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Is it possible to harden a Linux box (possibly with SELinux), such that even the root user cannot do specific malicious activities on it? This may sound cheap, but it's easy: change the uid of the user root to non-zero. Simply go into /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow, modify the existing uid=0 entries from "root" to something else, and then add an account ...


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Many times, you'll be presented with information and are expected to pick out the bits that are relevant to your purposes. For example, when you strace a program you're going to have a boatload of output and are just going to zero in on just the parts that seem related to why you're looking at strace output. The audit logs follow a similar rationale. Let's ...



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