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Someone at linux world seems to have gotten ahold of my ssh user password 
from when I used it at linuxworld. They logged into my system this evening, 
and used my password to get a root shell via sudo, and possibly installed a 
rootkit. My log files were tampered with, and a processes is being hidden 
from the usual tools.

A connection to my ssh server came again early this morning from, which failed, as I had set up a program to log connections on 
that port and drop them.

My server hosted at work my also have been adulterated. (shut down pending 

If this was any of you, know that I am not amused by this. Cleanup is a 
serious PITA, as I have to check all the servers at work of irregularities.

This will be somewhat easier as those machines log to a remote system, and 
have no direct access to logs.

I suspect that my password was either sholder surfed (unlikely, it'd be hard 
to memorize....) or someone was runnning man-in-the-middle attacks, and 
forced an SSHv1 session to prevent a warning, simply prompting for a new key.

Lucky for me, this password is not used for anthing other then logins on my 
personal machines, but the attacker may have had about 3 hours to play with 
my ssh keys (since removed from all authorized_keys files)

I will check my laptop's ssh known hosts on Monday to tell for 

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Also available at http://www.cal.net/~ryan/ryan_at_mother_dot_com.asc
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