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Security for HD-Installed Knoppix

The following are the basic steps to keeping your computer secure through software updates.

Make sure you have the debian security update APT source in your /etc/sources.list  
 deb stable/updates main contrib non-free
 deb testing/updates main contrib non-free
 deb unstable/updates main contrib non-free

regulary, run

 apt-get update


 apt-get upgrade

Keep an eye on , when there are updates you can download the .deb files individually then install them by running
dpkg -i PACKAGE_NAME.deb

You can subscribe to the debian-security-announce mailing list to be sent an email when there is a new security update.

Security is not a simple thing, the best reference is The Securing Debian Howto :

Q: how to make a encrypted filesystem and also swap Q: how to encrypt all network and internet traffics