IPFire is designed to be secure by default, however it can be further hardened so that it is even more difficult to attack. Hardening includes;
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As a guide for new readers, this guide uses two scales:
|Security benefit (impact)||A. MAJOR||B. SIGNIFICANT||C. MINOR|
|Effort to implement||1. LOW||2. MEDIUM||3. HIGH|
This scale is subjective. It will differ based on the value of your data to an attacker as well as your technical skill or previous experience. It aims give an indication of both the benefit of doing an item and the approximate effort required.
For example, items which are categorised
|A. MAJOR||1. LOW|
are highly recommended, as they are both easy to implement and have a high security benefit.
While items which are
|C. MINOR||3. HIGH|
will be helpful, but need only done for a high-risk environment or if you are a bit paranoid!
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