I’m trying to secure my laptop with Clear Linux OS installed. Clear Linux itself states that they have developed the OS, among other things in order to have a high security mindset.
As they describe:
“The Clear Linux Project creates an operating system and software stacks that offer highly optimized performance, security, versatility, and manageability.
Security enabled from the Cloud to the Edge, to the End Device. Clear Linux OS has an automated tool that is constantly scanning for CVEs *, which are patched accordingly. * “Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures”. "
Background to my question:
Ahkok replied in the thread “Firewall packages?”
”Gufw is a frontend to ufw which we decided NOT to include. ufw is too debian / ubuntu centric to integrate nicely and would likely be too much work to include.
Instead, we will have firewalld available within a few days. This still probably needs to be polished up a bit so please help by testing and providing feedback on the firewall bundle once it becomes available. We will look into adding firewall-config at a later point in time when it all works OK. ”
I raise my connection question in this separate thread.
What is the status of this with Firewalld?
I use the desktop version for private use, and would feel more secure with Firewalld installed.
Has installed Sophos antivirus that writes about its antivirus software like this:
Effective and secure
The Sophos Antivirus engine effectively detects and cleans viruses, Trojans, and other malware. In addition to sophisticated detection based on advanced heuristics, Sophos Antivirus for Linux uses Live Protection to look up suspicious files in real time via SophosLabs. "
As far as I understand, Linux should for the most part be vulnerable to Trojans and malware, and not to the same extent as viruses.
So Firewalld would certainly complement security.
Together with Clear Linux OS built-in encryption, you have secured as well as you can.