7 basic steps to secure your Linux server

3 min read This tutorial will introduce you to basic Linux server security. While it focuses on Debian/Ubuntu, you can apply everything presented here to other Linux distributions. I also encourage you to research this material and extend it where applicable. 1. Update your server The first thing you should do to secure your server is to update the local repositories and upgrade the operating system and installed applications by applying the latest patches. On Ubuntu and Debian: On Fedora, CentOS, or RHEL: 2. Create a new privileged user account Next, create a new user account. You should never log into your server…