[CentOS] How to check for rootkit, troians etc in backed up files?

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 4 06:15:41 UTC 2008


M. Fioretti wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> there is a remote (VPS) Centos 4.2 server which *may* have been
> compromised. Reinstalling everything from scratch isn't a problem, it
> may even be an occasion to improve a few things, the question is
> another.

I use rkhunter and chkrootkit. I run them regularly.

If you keep your machine clean, then your backups will be, too.

If you get compromised, then your backups since compromise are
suspect.

Mike
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