[sf-lug] Linux attacked by root kit!
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Mon Nov 26 07:21:13 PST 2012
On 11/22/2012 08:37 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com):
>> From BitTwister on Usenet.
>> Linux malware is getting better
>> Evildoers can now turn all sites on a Linux server into silent hell-pits
> Bobbie, I have two immediate recommendations.
> 1. Please look up what a 'rootkit' is, so you can understand why
> inherently such a thing cannot attack anything or anyone.
Sorry I should have said that some one with root access however
gained is attacking Linux servers using a root-kit.
> 2. Please don't be so quick to take seriously what trolling yoyos
> at _The Register_ write (nor what antimalware firms' spokescritters
> say to drum up business, either).
I don't know if those groups are involved in these reports.
> Beyond those general points, here's a reasonable specific comment:
> Basically, http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/?page=virus#virus5 is still
> correct. (I haven't even needed to add more detail to it for seven
Here is another reference to the same topic,
Linux attacked by malware Root Kit
You may have heard of this already but a neat
summary of the story can be found at:
I accidentally sent this to Rick privately for which
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