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Old 08-14-2003, 04:47 AM   #16
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yes this is what i mean,
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Old 08-14-2003, 04:53 AM   #17
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Old 09-20-2003, 03:45 AM   #18
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Lightbulb The original file of concern --> .user60.db

To address the concerns of the original poster, the ~/.user60.db file is a file created in a user's home directory during the 1.0 / StarOffice 6.0 user installation. It is created either when the user runs through the setup after network installation or during the program's first startup (if included with a distro).

It is not a security breach.

Hope this helps.
Old 09-20-2003, 01:43 PM   #19
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Hi, tenthirteen,

Thanks,Your comments and the previous comments from users of this forum have been very helpful.

I tend to agree to what you have mentioned that the ~/.user60.db file might be some kind of start up file of one of the program in the redhat 8.0 distro because I had do another installation of Redhat 8.0 from CD on another harddisk and checked the home directory immediately (well, almost immediately) and didn't find the file ~/.user60.db. But, then, after a few days, when I check again, the file was there.

Well,Open-office is amongst one of the programs I had used.

Of course, any user name(s) other than my own should be a serious concern. Hope the programmers can avoid using these sort of name for files.

Again, thanks for the reassuring comment.

Best regards.

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Old 09-20-2003, 06:28 PM   #20
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There is something I want to say...

If you're being hacked, you can't trust netstat, ps, your log files, root kit detector, or what so ever. They should all be altered by then, and their time stamps restored. (infact, one could grab the source of 'ps' and change+recompile it so it doesn't display a few programs)

The most important thing to do is, shut down any network service you don't use. Don't work as root all the time, and try to set up a firewall with iptables yourself. (you should be safe if you're behind some router/nat box, because they usually drop incoming connections)

Just my


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