If your personal information is stolen, four steps to take

* Place a "Fraud Alert" on your credit reports, and review those reports carefully. Notifying one of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies is sufficient.
* Contact your bank or other financial institution(s) and close any accounts that have been tampered with or established fraudulently.
* File a police report with local law enforcement officials. This is an essential step for protecting your rights.
* Report your theft to the Federal Trade Commission, online, by phone, or by mail

Checking Package Integrity

The md5sum command is used to compute a 128-bit fingerprint that is strongly
dependant upon the contents of the file to which it is applied. It can be used to
compare against a previously-generated sum to determine whether the file has
changed. It is commonly used to ensure the integrity of updated packages
distributed by a vendor:
# md5sum package-name
995d4f40cda13eacd2beaf35c1c4d5c2 package-name
The string of numbers can then be compared against the MD5 checksum
published by the packager. While it does not take into account the possibility that

Account checking

Checking for Unlocked Accounts

It is important that all system and vendor accounts that are not used for logins are locked.

Linux OpenSSH security tips

pic 1. Use Protocol 2. Do this by removing the # in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file on where the line reads Protocol 2
2. Make sure the following are set in your config file:
UsePrivilegeSeparation yes by default
LogLevel INFO
AllowTcpForwarding no
X11Forwarding no
PermitRootLogin no
AllowUsers 'permit specific users separate multiple users by space' Example
AllowUsers kelly jim david

Linux Security Quick Reference Guide

This is a great guide from linuxsecurity.com.

You can find this guide at this link. http://tldp.org/REF/ls_quickref/QuickRefCard.pdf

Or you can get it from here.

How to change Microsoft's Terminal Serivces Port

To change the default port for all new connections created on the Terminal Server:

1. Run Regedt32 and go to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp
NOTE: The above registry key is one path; it has been wrapped for readability.

2. Find the "PortNumber" subkey and notice the value of 00000D3D, hex for (3389). Modify the port number in Hex and save the new value.

To change the port for a specific connection on the Terminal Server:
* Run Regedt32 and go to this key: