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ytene
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Security - A Guide for Securing Mint

Post by ytene » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:39 am

Well, OK, this report: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/eud-se ... u-1804-lts, from the UK Government's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has provided some guidelines for securing Ubuntu 18.04 - so not quite explicitly Mint - although 18.04 is of course the foundation on which Mint 19 has been based.

This is a lengthy guide, covering :-

An Administrator's Deployment Guide
A Recommended Network Architecture
Deployment Preparation
Device Provisioning

Recommended Policies and Settings
Authentication Policy
Boot Process Hardening
Software management and automatic updates
Software restriction
User setup
Privacy
VPN
Firewall

Other Considerations

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The chances are that most people who have looked at the challenge of securing their Mint system will have already covered some of the topics provided by the NCSC, but this is a very comprehensive look and I doubt that many of us will have addressed everything.

Enjoy

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Re: Security - A Guide for Securing Mint

Post by Pjotr » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:04 am

They're talking about settings for gksu and gksudo.... On Ubuntu 18.04.1? :shock:
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Re: Security - A Guide for Securing Mint

Post by gm10 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:35 am

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:04 am
They're talking about settings for gksu and gksudo.... On Ubuntu 18.04.1? :shock:
Yeah, there are some other weird things like their provisioning script creating a partition for /tmp only to then mount /tmp as a tmpfs in the postinstall script. In particular that latter one looks overall pretty good though, thanks for the link ytene!

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