New linux Malware on the Block!

New linux Malware on the Block!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 pm ... -standards

This is a new malware on the block - only made aware of it by visiting Spatry's Cup of Linux website. What is interesting is that this malware also contains a rootkit so intersting to see how rkhunter and chkrootkit, LMD, ClamAV respond to this threat. Having read the article, clamd is affected which is the daemon that runs in conjunction with ClamAV. A forum member on CupOfLinux has suggested Sophos for Linux is one of the few AVs not affected. Spatry states that BitDefender for Linux is the better solution as it is free, you just have to provide an email address and renew each year. It's a crypto currency hunter hunting monoware. Lynis might also be worth considering from the writer of rkhunter. Unlike rkhunter, Lynis looks at weaknesses in a system and suggests hardening areas where there are potential weaknesses. Take care out there!

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