[ubuntu-uk] Phishing and linux

ged ged.byrom at ntlworld.com
Wed Oct 3 20:13:21 BST 2007


Tony Arnold wrote:
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Tony.
>   
Ged Byrom wrote:

Tried both packages as a precaution. I seem to be "thingless!"

Thanks very much Tony.



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