es, rootkits are an issue on every distro. A rootkit overwrites existing binaries with ones that hide any signs of said rootkit. But we aren't going to do your homework for you.
Ouch. I've read this reply on other forums. Never thought I would get it.
The assignment required that I ask a network administrator what security problems they had and how they they worked toward solving them.
I am not doing any research myself, only recording what is told me.
Which is why I am asking here. I could read all the posts to this forum (I note that the issues I brought up have been dealt with). I just like to get someone's personal experience in detecting, and correcting a security problem with a linux system.