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Special Forums UNIX and Linux Applications Virtualization and Cloud Computing Securing code in Amazon EC2 Post 302343788 by zefflyn on Thursday 13th of August 2009 03:11:05 PM
Old 08-13-2009
Use really strong passwords and private keys so no one can hack your box. Set the firewall rules to allow only your specific IP addresses to connect.

Do whatever you'd normally do to prevent hackers from getting into one of your machines and stealing code.

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