Bastille Unix (formerly Bastille Linux) aims to be the most comprehensive, flexible, and educational Security Hardening Program for Red Hat (Fedora Core, Enterprise Linux, and original Red Hat), SuSE, Gentoo, Mandrake, and Debian Linux, as well as HP-UX and Mac OS X. Virtually every task it performs is optional, providing immense flexibility. It educates the installing admin regarding the topic at hand before asking any question. The interactive nature allows the program to be more thorough when securing, while the educational component produces an admin who is less likely to compromise the increased security.
Tempest for Eliza is a program that uses your computer monitor to send out AM short wave radio signals. You can then hear computer generated music in your radio. it teaches you that your computer can be observed. Tempest for Eliza works with every monitor, every resolution. you don't have to be root.
TrinityOS is a step-by-step, example-driven HOWTO on building a very functional Linux box with strong security in mind. TrinityOS is well known for its strong packet firewall ruleset, Chrooted and Split DNS (v9 and v8), secured Sendmail (8.x), Linux PPTP, Serial consoles and Reverse TELNET, DHCPd, SSHd, UPSes, system performance tuning, the automated TrinityOS-Security implementation scripts, and much more.
The IP Masquerade HOWTO is the document that contains instructions on understanding, configuring, and troubleshooting NAT or Network Address Translation for Linux. It covers topics such as IPTABLES, PORTFW, IPCHAINS, IPFWADM, stronger packet firewalls, multiple network segments, and configuring many client operating systems. It also has an extensive FAQ and troubleshooting section.
SOSSE (Simple Operating System for Smartcard Education) is a free smart card operating system. It is implemented in C and assembler for the Atmel AVR smart cards (Funcard, PinkCard, Jupiter). The aim of this project is to provide something like Linux for smart cards, which is a market full of NDAs. SOSSE should make it possible to learn about smart cards, and to implement and test your own ideas.
Jacksum is a platform-independent utility for computing and verifying checksums, CRCs, and message digests, as well as timestamps of files. It supports most common checksum algorithms. The format of the output is fully customizable. The program is large-file-aware, and recursive file processing as well as platform-independent file verification are supported.
Libecc is a C++ elliptic curve cryptography library that supports fixed-size keys for maximum speed. The goal of this project is to become the first free Open Source library providing the means to generate safe elliptic curves, and to provide an important source of information for anyone with general interest in ECC.
Effusia Business Messenger is a cross-platform, centrally managed, internal instant messaging and presence communication tool for small to medium enterprises. The system comprises a client, a server, and an integrated Web based administration tool. Effusia focuses on providing real-time business communication combined with simple deployment, easy administration, and a friendly end-user experience.
CensorNet Professional is a Web filtering and Internet management tool that is designed to protect, control, and monitor individuals accessing Internet resources on a local area network. It features the ability to control users and machines, group policies, time quotas, realtime content filters (by file extension or image/MIME type), modules, comprehensive reporting with audit trails and management reports, access schedules, and bandwidth limitations. Transparent authentication with Active Directory is available for ease of deployment. Administration can been done using a Web interface.