Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Security: Hacker sends Viruses

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Posted by Michael A. Cleverly on
Once you've reinstalled RH make sure you turn off services you don't need, and then keep current with updates & patches on the services you do run.  RH has an up2date GUI tool that will check for updates & download them for you.  Roberto would tell you to switch to Debian and use their cool apt-get tool to stay current (right Roberto? :-).  If you stick with RH and need a non-gui tool, I've recently written a Tcl script that I can run out of cron to fetch security updates and them spam myself once they've been downloaded so I can know to install them (or at least check them out).  If you'd like a copy let me know.  (I need to get around to putting it up on my personal website one of these days...)