How many times have you wondered about your systems security ? Using Linux or Mac is not enough! You must check and configure your systems to be as secure as possible. To do this we can use Lynis, a command-line utility to check system(s) against malware, system misconfigurations, systems integrity, etc…
Lynis is easy to install and is available for Debian like and RedHat like distros, FreeBSD and MacOSX.
As well explained on rootkit.nl website “Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes.
This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It can be run without prior installation, so inclusion on read only storage is no problem (USB stick, cd/dvd).
Lynis assists auditors in performing Basel II, GLBA, HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance audits.”
In this article I’ll show you how to install and run Lynis on your PC.