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[wlug] How to Scan Your Linux Computer for Viruses and Rootkits

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Eric Light eric@e...
Tue Aug 22 22:22:45 NZST 2017

Yikes, ClamAV's hit-rate makes me sad  :(

Sophos actually provide a free Linux AV scanner, which has a
dramatically better detection rate than ClamAV.

I'd like to see Lynis featured more prominently in articles like this. 
It's written by the same guy that made rkhunter, and it's very mature. 
Mostly used for Linux security tuning really -- checks for things like
weak dhparams, HIDS, weak file permissions, etc.


Q: Why is this email five sentences or less?

On Tue, 22 Aug 2017, at 10:24, Peter Reutemann wrote:
> 'Are you worried that your Linux computer may be infected with
> malware? Have you ever checked? While Linux systems tend to be less
> susceptible to malware than Windows, they can still be infected. Many
> times they’re less obviously compromised, too.
> There are a handful of excellent open-source tools to help you check
> if your Linux system has been the victim of malware. While no software
> is perfect, these three have a solid reputation and can be trusted to
> find most known threats.'
> -- source:
> Cheers, Peter
> -- 
> Peter Reutemann
> Dept. of Computer Science
> University of Waikato, NZ
> +64 (7) 858-5174
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