Re: netwrk sniffers and localhost

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On 10/2/07, Karl Larsen <[email protected]> wrote:
> Chris Mohler wrote:
> > On 10/1/07, Karl Larsen <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>     A few weeks ago I got caught sleeping. I figured the hardware
> >> firewall will keep all hackers away but I was very wrong. A guy bent on
> >> doing something minor established a ssh connection to my computer and
> >> then guessed my user name and password. It was very simple. I have since
> >> changed the password. He just went to my browser and there connected to
> >> web pages that take hours to come up. I think the guy, and know the web
> >> pages, are in Germany.
> >>
> >>     If he wants to try again it will not work.
> >>
> >
> > The bot that hacked you may have installed a rootkit.  Here is a
> > pretty comprehensive guide to installing rkhunter on f7:
> > http://optics.csufresno.edu/~kriehn/fedora/fedora_files/f7/howto/rkhunter.html
> >
> > I have not installed rkhunter on F7 - I can't vouch for the accuracy
> > of the guide.
> >
> > Chris
> >
> >
> I looked and it is a special case of selinux now being run from Fresno
> State. I think there may be something added to Thunderbird. Sometimes
> not often when I read something on the web a full screen panel comes on
> with no curser and all you can do is turn off the computer.
>
> This is an irritant. I would like to find it and stop the problem.

I'm not sure what you mean - rkunter is a command-line tool to check
for rootkits.  Per the guide, you have to disable selinux to install
it, but you should then re-enable selinux post-installation.  It has
nothing to do with Thunderbird.

Chris


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