Lynis - security auditing tool

Sunday, January 24 2016 @ 18:10 CET

Contributed by: tingo

Lynis is an open source security auditing tool.

Used to evaluate the security defenses of Linux/Unix-based systems. It runs on the host itself, so it performs more extensive security scans than vulnerability scanners.
Lynis runs on almost all Unix-based systems and versions, including:

Lynis is flexible and easy to use. Installation is optional. Just copy it to a system, and use "./lynis audit system" to start the security scan. It is written in shell script and released as open source software (GPL).

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