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Batten down the hatches – A quick guide to harden a Linux server

With the announcement of the 512MB model and the open sourcing of the SoC the RaspberryPi is just going to get more popular. The Pi is a cheap (£26/$35) ARM computer that runs Linux and is being touted as a device to encourage kids (and hobbyists) to learn programming, mainly Python. However as it runs Linux it means that it can be used for almost anything including media centers, file servers and web servers. As more and more people are using these little devices as alternatives to free/paid for hosting I thought I would just drop a few tips on how to help keep these devices safe and under the owners control. Continue reading