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 Being Hacked is a Lot Like Being Haunted?

Jay Beale (from Bastille Linux) answers the questions "How can I determine if my Linux server has been hacked? How can I be sure that I haven't been hacked?" in a new column at Information Security Magazine. He observes that, "being hacked is a lot like being haunted--odd things are afoot that you may or may not notice." He talks about Tripwire, but also discusses how atackers defeat Tripwire with kernel level rootkits. The column then goes on to talk about how you might detect some rootkits with chkrootkit or even bypass them entirely. It even discusses detecting backdoors with NMAP and the impossibility of answering either of these questions with certainty.

 (Submitted by Anonymous Fri Feb 14, 2003 )

  


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