Kicksecure ™ comes with many security features. Kicksecure ™ is Security Hardened by default and also provides extensive Documentation including a System Hardening Checklist. The more you know, the safer you can be.
This page is targeted at advanced users who wish to improve the general security of their host operating system to become even more secure.
Host Security Essentials
It is recommended to first read relevant Computer Security Education entries concerning host security, such as:
- Core Dumps
- Firmware Security and Updates
- Hardware Threat Minimization
- Host Firewall Essentials
- Host Operating System Selection
- MAC Address
- Malware and Firmware Trojans
- Open-source Hardware
- Out-of-band Management Technology
- Router and Local Area Network Security
- System Configuration and Access
- TCP and ICMP Timestamps
The hostname given to a home computer or device can be leaked via a number of protocols, posing a privacy risk depending on the specificity of the naming convention. For further information, see here.
Power Saving Considerations
Users at high risk or traveling should avoid leaving a system in the suspend or standby state. Instead, the recommended power mode to use is hibernation. This will lock all system partitions to a safe state, though there is a small trade-off in startup time.
On GNU/Linux hosts, standby will not always result in having LUKS keys retained in memory. Some experimental projects  and custom setups with systemd+scripting are able to erase the keys before system suspend to avoid mistakes.