Mount Options

Securing mount points on Linux

Since data is stored on file systems, appropriate measures should be taken to protect it. By securing mount points on Linux systems, we can improve the security of the system and data.

Summary of Securing mount points on Linux

Mount points are defined in /etc/fstab. They link a particular disk pointer to the related device (disk, partition or virtual device). By default the mount options are not focused on security, which gives us a room to further improve hardening of the system. This hardening is especially important considering our most precious data is stored here. Via mount options we can apply additional security controls to protect our data. Mount point example Let’s have a look at our /etc/fstab file.

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