Research Securing Pre

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A rooted box with broadband capabilities running a web engine and Privacy Policy clipped to your belt? Anyone else nervous about this?

So here we'll explore some of the general best practices that sysadmins using Linux normally employ when securing their systems and how such practices can be used on the Palm Pre to provide a higher level of privacy and security on your device.

System Logging mechanisms

Networking Configurations

Protocols listening for any inbound connection

The Palm Pre does have iptables installed, so lets look at the Current Iptables configuration with that in mind, lets look at an alternative Iptables configuration for security and privacy.