A BSD rootkit primer

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 3:32 PM EST

The first book on BSD Rootkits was recently published. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed the author, Joseph Kong, to learn more about the dark art of kernel voodoo.

Do you know any anti-rootkit tool/product for *BSD?

Joseph Kong: I know of two tools to detect rootkits on *nix-based (or derived) systems. They are chkrootkit, which is available in the FreeBSD ports collection, and Rootkit Hunter. Both of these tools are, more or less, signature based detectors, which makes them fairly lightweight. Also, they are both pretty easy to use.

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