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ISXUbuntu Developers page


Right now the documentation is just a bare outline that needs to be filled in.

Developer Documentation

  • How to build an iso
  • How to run and test
    • Using xen
    • chroot
  • How to create a package file
    • How to create a package file for mozilla plugins

End user documentation

What ISXUbuntu is, and how to use it

  • What Ubuntu is, and how ISXUbuntu differs
  • How to harden a standard Ubuntu distribution to be like ISXUbuntu
  • Additional security measures we didn't include in ISXUbuntu

How the internet works and why you should care

  • IP
    • What IP is
      • Brief History
      • TCP, UDP
    • IP security issues
      • Snooping on ethernet
      • ethernet arp spoofing
      • man in the middle attacks, ethernet arp spoofing
      • ip routes can be hijacked (like what happened to youtube)
      • tcp sequence guessing (Is this a big deal? I'm not sure)
  • DNS
    • What dns is
      • Brief history
    • DNS security issues
      • your local dns could be hijacked to point you to fake sites
      • some viruses install entries in the windows hosts file
      • your local dns could be cache poisoned
  • Domains
    • can be fake
    • or typo domains
    • or have been taken over when lapsed
    • or simply stolen (like what happened to comcast)
  • Using a browser smartly :
    • how to tell if you are using an encrytped session (some people believe lock icons on the page itself even if the browser is showing an unlocked lock).
    • What browser warning certificate warning messages mean
    • Cross site scripting (how do browser users defend against this?)
    • How cookies allow sites like doubleclick to track you from site to site
    • Privacy Policies: They can say that a company will sell your information to whoever will pay for it (examples?)
    • Smart shopping: Using paypal, secure code, temporary credit card numbers
    • Information to protect: Don't give out your social security number online! (what else?)

How your computer works, and why you should care

  • What a program
  • The viruses of the DOS era
  • Word macro viruses
  • Modern malware
  • How the linux file permission module protects you
    • Will prevent system wide programs from being overwritten by users and the programs they run
    • Will not protect your home directory
  • How phishers get people to run malware programs