GrapheneX – Automated System Hardening Framework

GrapheneX project aims to provide a framework for securing the system with hardening commands automatically. It’s designed for the end user as well as the Linux and Windows developers due to the interface options. (interactive shell/web interface) In addition to that, it can be used to secure a web server/application.

In computing, hardening is usually the process of securing a system by reducing its surface of vulnerability, which is larger when a system performs more functions; in principle a single-function system is more secure than a multipurpose one.

Reducing available ways of attack typically includes changing default passwords, the removal of unnecessary software, unnecessary usernames or logins, and the disabling or removal of unnecessary services.

GrapheneX - Automated System Hardening Framework
GrapheneX – Automated System Hardening Framework

Although the current technology tries to design systems as safe as possible, security flaws and situations that can lead to vulnerabilities caused by unconscious use and missing configurations still exist.

The user must be knowledgeable about the technical side of system architecture and should be aware of the importance of securing his/her system from vulnerabilities like this. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to know all the details about hardening and necessary commands for every ordinary user and the hardening remains to be a technical issue due to the difficulty of understanding operating system internals.

Currently, grapheneX support the hardening sections below. Each of these namespaces contains more than one module.

  • Firewall
  • User
  • Network
  • Services
  • Kernel
  • Filesystem
  • Other

You can read more and download this tool over here: https://github.com/grapheneX/grapheneX

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