Security in Different Environments
I am not a computer security expert, but I think that security associated
with mobile devices requires specific attention. Please read the
by Kevin Fenzi and Dave Wreski for more information. I just
collected some information below. Note, these means are just
small steps to additional security, though I recommend that you use them.
Please read also the
Linux Administrator's Security Guide (LASG) - FAQ
by Kurt Seifried.
Antivirus policy: For Linux there are some anti virus programms
available. Check the BIOS for an option to disable
writing at the boot sector.
Laptop as a security risk itself: Since a laptop can easily be used to
intrude a network, it seems a good policy to ask the system
administrator for permission before connecting a laptop to a network.
Secure Protocol: When connecting to a remote server always use a secure
protocol (for instance ssh) or tunneling
tunnelv , pptp and
APOP for POP accounts.