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Install Rkhunter

Overview rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) is a Unix-based tool that scans for rootkits, backdoors and possible local exploits. It does this by comparing SHA-1 hashes of important files with known good ones in online database, searching for default directories (of rootkits), wrong permissions, hidden files, suspicious strings in kernel modules, and special tests for Linux and FreeBSD. Instructions 1. Log into your …

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How to find out the spam mailing script’s location – Exim

The Exim mail server has a lot of options/commands to find out the details of spammers easily from the command line. We can find out the mail queue details, spam mail sender details, spam mail counts etc from the link I mentioned above. Here is a script/piped-command to find out the spam mailing script’s location/folder in the server. It would …

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Open SSL Heartbleed vulnerability – A complete check and fix

In this time, we all are aware about the new Open SSL Heartbleed vulnerability. The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. You will get more details from this link Heartbleed. The open SSL version 1.0.1 version has vulnerabilities except 1.0.1g and other versions. Different communities …

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