My zeroth law of compromised machines

February 22, 2007

If you can't find anything wrong, you haven't looked carefully enough.

The immediate corollary is also important:

If you can't find anything, the intruders are still there.

The leading cause for not finding anything wrong on a machine you know is compromised is that you haven't detected the rootkit that is hiding things from you.

Written on 22 February 2007.
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