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