[olug] Security breach?

aric at omahax.com aric at omahax.com
Tue Jun 5 21:05:53 UTC 2012

What is your password?

> I'm running MandrivaLinux x64 2011 (KDE4) updated behind a commercial
> Trendnet
> router.
> I notice I've begun receiving spam emails supposedly from people in my
> address
> book (thunderbird).  When I run 'top' I don't find any obvious intruder
> files.  Having received three of these now, all from different addresses
> and
> people, I suspect my computer is compromised.
> This prompted me to check my security settings.  Turns out I had left the
> firewall down from my last full re-install a couple of weeks ago.  It's
> back up.
> Any suggestions for ridding a Linux system of malware?
>      Jack
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