[ubuntu-uk] Phishing and linux
tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Oct 3 19:33:50 BST 2007
On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 18:50 +0100, ged wrote:
> Mac wrote:
> > I'm not sure what to make of comments about phishing sites I came across
> > here
> > http://www.theregister.com/2007/10/03/ebay_paypal_online_banking/
> > as follows:
> > "These things are incredibly sophisticated, and when they take over a
> > computer, most [users] don't know it," he said.
> Ged Byrom wrote:
> What's the chance of being taken over by these things ?
Slim, if you take all the usual precautions. Firewall, security patches,
keep passwords safe etc.
> How can I check for root kits on linux ?
There are two packages: chkrootkit and rkhunter.
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