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Old 12-13-2004, 10:38 PM   #1
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How reliable are ........


Just out of curiosity how reliable are chkrootkit and rkhunter, are they very good if not great programs to detect kits etc.....?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 11:30 PM   #2
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Against a fairly vanilla rootkit, pretty good. 100% infallible...absolutely not. In general, it's a really bad idea to rely on any one security mechanism to guard system integrity. If you use a defense in depth approach (use chkrootkit/rootkit hunter, firewall, file-integrity scanner, IDS, kernel-hardening, etc in combination) it makes defeating overall system security significantly more difficult. Also note that for signature-based detection, it's always going to be a re-active security measure (can't write sigs for kits that don't exist yet).
 
  


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