Linux security resources

Books & periodicals



Mailing lists

There are a number of very useful security-related mailing lists. The most useful for Linux security-related alerts and discussions are:

  1. linux-alert - moderated announcements about Linux security

    To subscribe: send mail to linux-alert-request@redhat.com with the subject subscribe.

  2. linux-security - devoted to discussing Linux-specific security issues

    To subscribe: send mail to linux-security-request@redhat.com with the subject subscribe.

  3. Bugtraq - the principal Unix security mailing list

    To subscribe: send mail to listserv@netspace.org with the message subscribe bugtraq.


Usenet

There are a number of security-related newsgroups. The more important ones are:

It is also worth watching comp.os.linux.announce for important announcements, usually related to kernel security patches.



WWW & FTP sites

This is a selection of some useful web and FTP sites. For a very comprehensive list of security sites, visit the COAST security hotlist.



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