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On Saturday 01 May 2004 09:34 am, William Perdue william-at-williamperdue.com 
|lugod| wrote:
> Hello, I'm William...
> I've been having some trouble with my security in my server.... I am
> running Red Hat Linux 9 with the Linux SSH Client software.
> Looking through my logs, I found that a hacker got hold of my Root
> password... it was _not_ the default (it was 17 characters) .... the server
> sits behind my router with a local IP address
> My Firewall is set at a high level  and The Server config is far from the
> defaults...
> My Question: could they have obtained my root password?..

I got nailed last august after logging into my box from the shell server at 
XXXXXXX, which had a rootkit on it that was intercepting passwords and what 
not being fed to the ssh client.

Have you SSHd to your computer from any systems you don't fully trust?

Also, it is adviseable to disable root logins in SSH unless you need them.

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