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    My 11 year old daughter wants a facebook account. I told her if she read Hacking Linux Exposed (2nd Edition is what I have), I'd agree to it. However, I have to have a way to measure here understanding of what she read. So I devised a test. Below is the test I gave her.

    Hacking Linux Exposed Test




    Name the various types of hacking and describe the differences.









    What is the difference between hacking and cracking?






    Explain permissions. What is the command used to change permissions?






    What is a sticky bit? And what is it used for?






    Why use traceroute? What does it show?






    What are the differences between trojans, worms, and viruses?









    What are the 5 guidelines to avoid being socially hacked?






    Name some ways to gain root access.






    Name some boot loaders, and define what a boot loader is.






    What is su and how is it different from sudo?






    What is DDOS and DOS and what is the difference?






    What is a race string?






    How do you detect a buffer overflow?






    Name some security issues with BIND.






    How do you configure Xdm to be local only?






    What port does X listen on? How do you close it?






    What is an example of a good password? What is an example of a poor password?






    Describe a man-in-the-middle attack.






    What are the wireless encryption types?






    Which is wireless encryption better and why?






    What is a MAC?






    What is MAC spoofing?






    What is a VPN?






    On a Linux system, where can you find the passwords? (hint: it's at least 2 files)






    What are the differences between hardlinks and symlinks? Give some examples.






    What does PAM stand for, and what is PAM used for?






    What are POP and IMAP?






    What ports have root access?






    What are INETD and XINETD? What are the differences? What do they do?






    In regards to firewalls, what are the three things you can do with packets with the Linux firewall?






    Give an example for dropping packets for port 515.






    What is ACL?






    What is a ROOTKIT? Describe what a ROOTKIT is and how it works.

    I'm mean. Hahahahaha
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    Yes your mean for trying to key you 11 year old daughter from going on a website full of 18-50 year old men looking to pick-up on a young girl

    My daughter is 20 and I can not stand her being on facebok. it makes me fear for her safety.

    And YES I may be overprotective, but my fears are not unfounded.
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    Default Re: I am mean

    Maybe try to convince her to join a linux forum instead. The someone can help her with your 'Hacking Linux Exposed Test'

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    Yes, at least she'll get a better class of testosterone fueled geeks to do her homework for her.

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    Or a clever move to stall on both? At age 11 she should be enjoying the latter stages of childhood (getting shorter with each generation), or more popularly known as "getting out more".

    I must read that book - probably wouldn't do well on your test and have no interest in facebook!

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    Another good question would be -

    What are the potential consequences of displaying your life openly online?

    There's plenty of examples of people being fired from their jobs or not employed because of what they have displayed on their social network page.
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    growbag wrote:
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    > There's plenty of examples of people being fired from their jobs or not
    > employed because of what they have displayed on their social network
    > page.
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    As there are in reverse. There are examples of people getting jobs for
    their facebook/blog/social networking stuff. It all depends on what you
    put out there for the masses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69_rs_ss View Post
    growbag wrote:
    >[snip]
    > There's plenty of examples of people being fired from their jobs or not
    > employed because of what they have displayed on their social network
    > page.
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    As there are in reverse. There are examples of people getting jobs for
    their facebook/blog/social networking stuff. It all depends on what you
    put out there for the masses.
    Scary thing is you don't even have to be on Facebook, to get screwed by it! You go to a party, somebody takes a picture of you holding a can of beer or doing something stupid or illegal.. they place it on Facebook and Bam! You're blindsided.

    Only way to avoid some of that is to be involved enough that you can "damage control".. tell them to get it off of Facebook, complain to the Facebook admins/etc. to get it removed and hopefully do it before anybody who has a grudge (and reason to call the authorities) notices.

    It's all 6 to one, 1/2 dozen to another.

    (of course, my daughter is only 9 so I have a little bit of time before I have to figure out how I am going to handle this...)
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    * tom enos wrote, On 07/30/2009 07:46 AM:
    > yes your mean for trying to key you 11 year old daughter from going on a
    > website full of 18-50 year old men looking to pick-up on a girl


    Hey! Some of us here have facebook accounts, too!

    Uwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckesfeld View Post
    Hey! Some of us here have facebook accounts, too!
    Uwe
    Hey. If you use your avatar on facebook don't worry, you won't be at risk.

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