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Re: Group thoughts on: Anti-virus tools

On 2019-03-11, Paul Sutton <zleap@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 10/03/2019 15:04, Sven Hartge wrote:
>> deb <deb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> a. What does the group suggest running on debian beyond
>>>     - chkrootkit
>> Useless.
>>>     - rkhunter
>> Crap, unmaintained.
>> Both tools produce more false positives than finding anything, just
>> creating a false sense of security while providing no security benefit
>> whatsoever.
>> Grüße,
>> Sven.
> Not just a false sense of security, but for anyone who is new or
> inexperienced a false positive creates extra worry as you are unsure if
> it real or otherwise.  

They actually create a false sense of insecurity, which is the basis of many

> Paul

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