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June, 2010

  • 7 June

    Security: Windows and Linux Executables

    Servers handle command and application execution differently, depending on the operating system. From a security perspective, executable files should be tightly controlled. Only the server administrator should be allowed to install and run executables, and the server should not respond to file execution from within unauthorized directories. On a Windows …

December, 2009

  • 22 December

    The /usr/bin directory in Linux

    In an earlier post, we gave you a brief overview of the Linux filesystem structure. The /usr/bin directory is the main directory for user executables. Essentially, any program you might want to run will usually have an executable in this directory. It is important to note, however, that unlike Windows, …