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IPFire Security Hardening Guide

Introduction

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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Implementation Scale

This guide uses two scales:

Impact (security benefit) A. MAJOR B. SIGNIFICANT C. MINOR
Effort (to implement) 1. LOW 2. MEDIUM 3. HIGH

Scale examples

For example, items which are categorized:

Impact Effort
A. MAJOR 1. LOW

are highly recommended, as they are both easy to implement and have a high security benefit.

While items which are:

Impact Effort
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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Older Revisions • August 27 at 10:30 pm • Jon