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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 12 at 5:21 pm • Jon Murphy