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RAM Not Clearing - Malware Still Present

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by hv55, Jun 15, 2018.

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  1. Johnny-be-Good

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  2. hv55

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    ok, thanks.
     
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    Quick synopsis:-

    When somebody is paranoid enough to be convinced they are being 'hacked' or otherwise 'got at', then nothing that any of the rest of us can say will change their minds in any way at all.

    I rest my case.


    Mike. ;)
     
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    INTERESTING POINT HERE.... someone told me that with linux, it doesn't really matter "IF" you have a great OS and FW, if someone is able to crack the password to your terminal. They can find out the username quite easily and 'if' they can crack the password, they can get right in - in seconds. If true, then your OS and FW are only as useful as your terminal password!

    Would anyone disagree?
     
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    That is like asking if they had your house key could they get in. Of course they could. Which is why i use a unique password per website. Not that difficult.
     
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    edit:
    I misunderstood your question, initially.
    An intruder ( on your network) only needs to pass through your NAT router if you use one and your firewall.
    Then they are in.
    Same in Windows.


    Makes no sense.
     
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    That's a big IF ! How are they supposed to get your password, did the 'someone' tell you that ?
     
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    I think it should be noted that the risk of downloaded malware is much greater than an intruder hacking a residential user.
    And that safe browsing habits are important because of that.
     
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    What does this mean "per website". The linux terminal has a password for the desktop and the firewall. Don't understand...
     
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    Thanks for the comment. MY entire point is that it 'seems' that it would be much easier to crack a password to a known username than to go through a (possibly) complex firewall that is pretty secure.
     
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    Well, with whatever tools exist for cracking passwords - according to some people, using tools to get a password works relatively well. Personally, I wouldn't know, but I've heard that for years now that there are tools / software that can do it while you sleep, though it may take days or longer to accomplish. The 'someone' did not say it would be easy to crack it, but it seems that every password can be cracked; just a matter of how long to get it done. Just seems like a faster alternative than trying to crack the firewall - of course it depends on the firewall strength.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    "Makes no sense" - just meaning that if it is relatively fast and easy to get the terminal passwords, then the OS and FW are useless b/c they can be bypassed - that's all. Thanks.
     
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    All comments are welcomed!

    Simply, based upon what I've read above, simply, it comes down to strength. If the FW and OS are supremely strong, will be easier for someone to go after my terminal password; if the FW and OS are just ordinary/ not very strong, and the terminal password is very strong, then maybe just faster/ easier to go after my FW and OS.

    Feel free to disagree.
     
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    I think this topic has reached the end of its useful life.
    You are not listening to anything that anybody says.
    The whole topic is going round & round in circles with the same advice offered time after time.

    Closed
     
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