It is known that any new software module you run on your system may increase your attack surface. In other words, this module may suffer because of some vulnerabilities an attacker may exploit to control your system and steal some information. Hardening is a well known defense strategy that strips away from your system all the software modules you do not need, even if they are included in the standard distribution/configuration. In most cases, you do not even know you are running these modules.

The law “more software/more vulnerabilities” also holds for all the software we are currently using for…

Haruspex security

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