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- Mac OS
- and others
It even runs on systems like the Raspberry Pi and several storage devices!
Lynis is light-weight 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).
- Determine operating system
- Search for available tools and utilities
- Check for Lynis update
- Run tests from enabled plugins
- Run security tests per category
- Report status of security scan
- Security auditing
- Compliance testing (e.g. PCI, HIPAA, SOx)
- Vulnerability detection and scanning
- System hardening
- Best practices
- OpenSCAP data
lugins enable the tool to perform additional tests. They can be seen as an extension (or add-on) to Lynis, enhancing its functionality. One example is the compliance checking plugin, which performs specific tests only applicable to some standard.
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