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RC Logr 20190408 145501

Monday, 8 Apr, 2019

Today I learned about «Lynis», an agentless security auditing tool for *nix-based systems, that lets you do compliance testing e.g. for HIPAA or SOX, pen testing, vulnerability detection to help you harden systems. I ran it and it appears to work well and returns useful suggestions after it runs, e.g. install this, disable that, confirm the other. 🤖

This is what the first few lines of the results look like:

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[+] System Tools
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  - Scanning available tools...
  - Checking system binaries...

[+] Program Details
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  - Verbose mode                                              [ YES ]
  - Debug mode                                                [ NO ]

[+] Plugins (phase 1)
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 Note: plugins have more extensive tests and may take several minutes to complete

  - Plugins enabled                                           [ NONE ]

[+] Boot and services
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  - Service Manager                                           [ launchd ]
    - Boot loader                                             [ NONE FOUND ]

[+] Kernel
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...

(via @binitamshah on Twitter)

RC Logr 20190408 145501 - Today I learned about «Lynis», … Rick Cogley
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