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Re: Mystery infestation strikes Linux/Apache Web sites

Posted by: TK on January 25, 2008 03:56 PM
Using MD5 checksums is good to catch the issue AFTER it happens, actually an excellent step for admins to implement in different ways (perhaps tripwire?). However, most of these researchers know what you are talking about but are now trying to figure out HOW it happened, what the vector was. This way, security patches can be made, admins can be taught (especially if it's a matter of poor planning or implementation of security policy), and perhaps this can be prevented in the future. In other words, they've moved past just changing the blown tire and are now into making a run flat. :) [edited first sentence-TK]
[Modified by: TK on January 25, 2008 04:02 PM]

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