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    How to find backdoor in my Ubuntu computer

    My desktop computer is running with Ubuntu 10.04.3. My computer always connected to the internet. I heard that beforetime the Linux was safe from viruses but no i dont think so. There might be chance that someone have already installed the backdoor on my computer and accessing it whenever he/she want. How would i come to know about it if the backdoor installed in my computer? how can i find it?

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    Re: How to find backdoor in my Ubuntu computer

    Someone might see and modify the files you get from a live-cd. To avoid this you can encrypt your home folder. It is something that the facility offers and I think it could be done a backdoor. Encrypting your home directory could not access the data if it is not the key.

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    Re: How to find backdoor in my Ubuntu computer

    The truth is, not how to check, I've never done. The only thing I can think of is trying to access the directory from a live-cd.
    What number is the directory, specific to each user so that another user (with sufficient permissions) may install or uninstall whatever you want because you do not affect a user's personal directory for others. Remember in / home / user_name (which is the directory you're talking about) just keep your personal files and settings. The programs are installed into / out of your home directory and accessible to other users.

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    Re: How to find backdoor in my Ubuntu computer

    A Linux system protects you by:
    • Login via ssh only, and only with very strong passwords or key-file
    • it is actually only the necessary software accessible from the outside (ie the number of required servers), and these are up to date
    • generally, the system is up to date in terms of security patches


    Optix Pro backdoor any Windows, and has little to do with the topic.

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    Re: How to find backdoor in my Ubuntu computer

    I think the term backdoor exaggerated, is a regular maintenance service is expressly left open, many routers and modems have it, some are even remotely manageable by the operator.

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    Re: How to find backdoor in my Ubuntu computer

    If the back-doors were well planned, that's normal.

    If they require a password to be activated, it will (probably) never stumble upon.

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