Re: Debian virus/spy-ware detection and detection technique.
Thank You for Your time and answer, Camaleón:
> What are you afraid of? I mean, what is your main concern?
Spying, programs modifications. I have seen already unexplainable weird
things - one text file was in size - zero - that never has been so for
a long time, another, .ods - was partially damaged...
> I have not heard for any malware affecting massively linux users
> for... when? I cannot remember any threat I had to be care of since I
> am using Linux (that is from 2003).
> > For the local files on HDD and the whole CD/DVD of a distro (live or
> > installable).
> ClamAV can scan local files but is not very accurate with rootkits/
> malware, just plain common viruses.
So, what should I do for the distro install cds - regarding both -
spyware and viruses?
If we speak about checksumming - sometimes it fails though I believe
the problem lays in not accurate or whatever downloading, the images
being - I believe - unmodified... - Redownloading is hard because of
> Then you maybe interested in anti-rooktiks, like "chkrootkit" or
> "rootkit hunter" solutions.
I guess it does not fit distro cd scanning right?
> > Do You know such a skillful AV engine available for Debian?
> Mmm, not by first hand, I was just told that they did. But take a
In apt-cache search ... ?