Best LM extra-security/Encryption apps/programs?

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Best LM extra-security/Encryption apps/programs?

Post by AustinChristTexas » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:28 pm

I want to make LM even more secure. I am watched by many I suspect and I would like added layers of securing my system in any way possible via LM.

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Post by jimallyn » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:08 pm

Did you encrypt when you did the install? It is possible to encrypt files and folders after the fact, but I have heard that it is best to do full disk encryption during the install rather than just encrypting a few files and folders later. Something about the way things get accessed when encrypted makes it faster if you do the entire drive. Of course you should enable the firewall (UFW) or at least enable the firewall in your router. You can use FireJail to limit access to the system. For example, if you run your browser in firejail, a vulnerability in the browser can only access those folder allowed by firejail. An attack might be able to affect files in the authorized folders, but it would not be able to get at the entire system. You should always install all Mint-recommended updates. Don't use Wine to run Windows programs, as Wine will run some viruses and malware. I'm sure there's more, but that's all that comes to mind at the moment.
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Re: Best LM extra-security/Encryption apps/programs?

Post by NChewie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:08 pm

AustinChristTexas wrote:I want to make LM even more secure. I am watched by many I suspect and I would like added layers of securing my system in any way possible via LM.
I suggest you read the excellent guide given by Pjotr:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... amon-first

This has several topics that involve tightening your system to reduce vulnerabities.
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