Anti - Rootkit programs
Rootkit mosaic need to not be mounted on your target equipment. I do not recognize either chrootkit or rkjunter yet if they called for to be mounted on completion equipment they do not shield you a lot. A rootkitcheck software program that works on the target equipment risks that the rootkit (or the individual that mounted it) would certainly endanger it and also hence it would certainly not give you with the defense you look for.
Personnally I select Tripwire. What Tripwire does is take a hash (finger print) of all the documents on your system and also it allows you recognize when a documents adjustment. It permits a remote host to be your "relied on" equipment and also have it check your target equipments for any kind of documents adjustment. If an adjustment is identified after that you recognize something failed. Certainly, you require to have some adjustment control so normal updates on your system does not get flagged as a breach.
To be on the secure side, at normal periods, you intend to go and also make adjustments on your target equipment to see to it that tripwire will certainly report it. You additionally intend to reduce the connction in between the target and also the relied on equipment running tripwire to see to it that it will certainly be identified. This is as vital as seeing to it you can recover your back-ups.
On Unix - based systems, Tripwire is an excellent basic "what transformed on this equipment today?" remedy. There are various other, extra details rootkit detectors around, yet I've constantly assumed that it referred playing catchup with the crooks ; you'll never ever make certain that your rootkit detector is up - to - day sufficient to capture every one of 'em.
I assume the criteria are chkrootkit and also rkhunter .
I would certainly make use of both, and also run them daily. I recognize chkrootkit has an alternative to just alert you if anything adjustments (staying clear of day-to-day incorrect - signals).
Running both aids to 1) not require to "trust fund" either, and also 2) shields versus strikes that attempt to especially hide from one or the various other.