Possible threat?

Patrick Asselman iceblink at seti.nl
Fri Dec 21 07:32:51 UTC 2012

On 2012-12-21 05:19, rikona wrote:
> Hello Kevin,
> Thursday, December 20, 2012, 10:55:33 AM, Kevin wrote:
>> My first stop in checking out any site tends to be "web of trust"
>> (WOT): https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/newsonmsnbc.com
>> Reports on this site are not good.
> True - but you could infer their view just doing a whois. :-)
> What I'd really like is a site that tells me what exploits they are
> using.
> --
>  rikona

It's probably too new to find out. Maybe if you Google for some of 
their previously used domain names you'll have better luck finding out.

Some other options:

1. Run a system auditing tool. I don't know of any good one, I only 
found Lynis in the repository and it does not seem to be aimed at 
detecting malware but more to detecting general security holes in your 
system. Maybe other people know of better tools.

2. Install a fresh Ubuntu in a virtual machine, install some file 
changes tracker like auditd, then go and visit that site and see what it 
changes on your system.

3. Reinstall your system. This is no doubt the safest option, but also 
the most drastic.

Best regards,
Patrick Asselman

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