Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Linux may be rooted

Linux developers have been asked to check their systems for signs of rootkits. The warning comes after Linux leaders discovered that important servers had been compromised.

The advice given to developers is to re-install their operating systems. Alternatively the alerting email lists three Linux anti-rootkit tools. Then it's a matter of double-checking the package signatures and other onerous tasks.

The rootkit tools mentioned are:

The email thread includes some useful and interesting tips for securing Linux systems, and handling those that one suspects as being compromised.