Prevent the Firewire module from loading on your system by default. Potential attackers could exploit this protocol to compromise your system.

About this task

Avoid loading the Firewire module unless it is absolutely necessary.

Procedure

  1. Open the /etc/modprobe.conf.local file in a text editor.
  2. Ensure that the following line appears in this file.

    install ieee1394 /bin/true

  3. Save the file and close it.