Run rkhunter from a crontab

Rootkit hunter is an open source Unix/Linux based tool that scans for backdoors, rootkits and local exploits on your systems. It scans for suspicious files and works like a file integrity checker.

The team behind rkhunter recommends installing same-class tools like Chkrootkit or OSSEC-HIDS which compliment the overall security of a system. On this entry today we are going to review:

  • How to install rkhunter
  • Create a bash script that can be executed from a crontab
  • Setup the crontab to run daily scans
  • How to prep rkhunter

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CryptoLocker and CryptoWall

Ransomware the  likes of  CryptoLocker and CryptoWall  have been around since 2006. You may already know that this type of malware will target and lock users files using encryption rendering them unreadable. The variant named CryptoWall 3.0 will also combine spyware in an attempt to intercept your private data. Hackers will hold your data hostage hoping you pay a ransom (in Bitcoin currency) in order to release your files.

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