Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 20:03 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption When Mark Russinovich was testing his company's security software last week, he came across a disturbing find: a Sony BMG CD he purchased from Amazon had secretly installed DRM software on his PC and used "rootkit" cloaking methods to hide it. With the story sweeping across the Net, Sony is attempting to clean up its mess.
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RE[2]: Rootkit requires root
by voidlogic on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Rootkit requires root"
voidlogic
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2005-09-03

Some Linuxs such as Ubuntu 5.10 have an autoupdater like windows that tells you when you have updates automaticly and prompts you to install, or at the very least view them. You could always script an update too.
As for Linux/Unix AV software, it is out there, if you want it to run, schedule a job and have it run every night, no big deal. There is the brightside of a linux/firefox combo immune to the vast majority of malware.
I provide linux support consulting as well as custom software and I have found any Linux malware on even the machines running in DMZs. Of couse I never run as root and (gk)sudo for everything, they guys to leave their server logged in as root are asking for it. My 2 cents.

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RE[3]: Rootkit requires root
by Bnonn on Fri 4th Nov 2005 01:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Rootkit requires root"
Bnonn Member since:
2005-09-02

Yeah, fairly sure you missed the irony in the parent...

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RE[4]: Rootkit requires root
by voidlogic on Fri 4th Nov 2005 04:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Rootkit requires root"
voidlogic Member since:
2005-09-03

Hahaha You're right, thats what I get for reading this while working. ;)

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