Learn How to Hack with: Lynis – System and Security Auditing Tool
Lynis is one of the most popular open source security auditing tool. It was developed with the goal of security auditing of Linux based operating system. Since we know that everything in Linux is a file so it checks for every install software and configuration file for possible flaws in the operating system.
In the Lynis checklist, it contains many tests which are also included in many standards like GLBA, HIPAA, PCI DS, and SOX, etc. Lynis is used by security auditors, penetration tester and security engineers also.
Compatible Operating System with Lynis
How to use Lynis?
Enter the following command.
git clone https://github.com/CISOfy/lynis
$ cd Lynis
Boot & Services & Memory & Process
User, Group and Authentication
File System & Storage
Port and Networking
Printer & spools
Run lynis with categories
Sometime lynis result become too messy for if want a check for few categories so lynis provide –test-
categories option which gives you the power of testing custom categories.
Run lynis as Cron Jobs Lynis can be run as a cron job for regular auditing in the system. Just create a script and upload it into a cron job folder.
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