rkhunter

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rkhunter
rkhunter on Mac OS X
rkhunter on Mac OS X
Stable release 1.4.2 / 24 February 2014; 6 months ago (2014-02-24)
Written in Bourne shell, Perl
Operating system Unix-like
Type rootkit detector
License GNU General Public License
Website rkhunter.sourceforge.net

rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) is a Unix-based tool that scans for rootkits, backdoors and possible local exploits. It does this by comparing SHA-1 hashes of important files with known good ones in online databases, searching for default directories (of rootkits), wrong permissions, hidden files, suspicious strings in kernel modules, and special tests for Linux and FreeBSD.

Development[edit]

Earlier in 2006, Rootkit Hunter initiator and developer Michael Boelen agreed to hand over development. Since that time eight people have been working to set up the project properly and work towards the much needed maintenance release. The project has since been moved to SourceForge.

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Explanation of Auto Install Script for RKHunter usage[edit]

  • Please remember, when you use this automatic script installer to copy all lines of a field that contains command, and to execute them as one command in SSH, because there are no two separate commands.