Security Controls

BANN-7126 - Banner /etc/issue

Description

Make users aware that systems are monitored and their privacy might be limited, if required by legal requirements or law. Add a banner to /etc/issue.net to warn users.

Group

Banner

How to solve

Add a legal disclaimer in your /etc/issue file. Consult a legal contact person within your company, or use a predefined version.

Linux and Unix System Hardening

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control BANN-7126. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.

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