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    brute force crack on root password using 'su'

    how can you tell if a valid user is trying to brute force crack root's password using 'su'? please let me know of unusual user activities, log files to look at, can IDS spot this?, etc. etc.

    If...
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    what's wrong with logging in as root?

    I have read several *nix books that strongly advise to "avoid logging in as root" and better use 'su' instead. These books mention it has to do with security issues but they do not give further...
  3. Thread: port scan logs

    by pinoy
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    KorpDeath, Thanks for the info. I found out...

    KorpDeath,

    Thanks for the info. I found out that the /var/log/messages file does not report the scans attempted at closed ports. Only open ports. I pressumed it would log the closed ports too....
  4. Thread: port scan logs

    by pinoy
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    Rev, I mean the logs containing info about...

    Rev,

    I mean the logs containing info about scans of my system.

    You see, I port scanned my linux box to check if I have open ports. Then, I tried looking at the /var/logs directory on my linux...
  5. Thread: port scan logs

    by pinoy
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    port scan logs

    What directory and log file do I find the port scanning activities? I have a red hat linux box and also win 2000. Please advise...Thanks
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