Lynis: Security and System Auditing Tool


Michael Boelen announced today a new release of his tool called Lynis dedicated to UNIX specialists. Michael is also the developer of RootKit Hunter.

Quote from the homepage: “Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It can be run without prior installation, so inclusion on read only storage is no problem (USB stick, cd/dvd).“.

I use them regulary on my servers. Keep up the good work Michael!

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