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Old 12-12-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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what is that??

Hi, i was working distantly with my linux machine, went afk and when i came back, i got this in my putty window:
And the result is that the system restarted. How's ubuntu restarting by itself??

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Old 12-12-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Probably a virus on the Windows host you're running putty on, anyway ;-) Just dump Windows and stick with Ubuntu - you'll be fine ;-)
Old 12-12-2009, 07:56 PM   #3
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Lol... Im guessing its a joke...
Old 12-13-2009, 02:05 AM   #4
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Lol... Im guessing its a joke...
I don't think paulsm4 is joking, isn't Putty running on Windozz? I never use it but it look like it sent the reboot signal to your Ubuntu (easy to do that with SSH).
Old 12-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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Something sent the reboot command to ubuntu using root privileges. Either your windows machine is compromised or you linux box is compromised.

I cannot tell from your screen shot but you should never allow direct remote login for root. Login in remotely as a user and su - or sudo over into root.


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