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#1 2017-07-05 18:52:38

KrunchTime
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How to Break Into Linux and How to Stop It

I came across the following links when looking up how to use the --force parameter for sulogin.  Interesting stuff...

How to Break into Linux (and How to Prevent This)

How to Hack Your Own Linux System

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#2 2017-07-05 19:02:21

Sector11
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Re: How to Break Into Linux and How to Stop It

Thank you KT! Haven't read the second one but part way through the first.


The sun will never set if you keep walking towards it. - my son
Being positive doesn't understand physics.

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#3 2017-07-05 20:02:28

KrunchTime
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Re: How to Break Into Linux and How to Stop It

^ You're very welcome.  Seems that there are a number of ways to break into a Linux box that people may not be aware of.  I know I wasn't.

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#4 2017-07-05 20:22:03

DeepDayze
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Re: How to Break Into Linux and How to Stop It

The init=/bin/bash kernel parameter is one trick that is useful yet is a risk especially on a server.it means only if an attacker had physical access to the machine to do this.

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#5 2017-07-06 11:50:24

martix
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Re: How to Break Into Linux and How to Stop It

@KT Thank you for posting! Indeed, interesting articles, good to read about these details.

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#6 2017-07-06 22:21:42

KrunchTime
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Re: How to Break Into Linux and How to Stop It

^ You're welcome.  Thank you for the gratitude.

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