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    Re: I've been hacked

    I've reinstalled on my root partition, as advised. Thanks for your advice. I do think that they were just trying to do a quick transfer that would be associated with my IP rather that their own. That seemed to be their purpose, rather than messing up my system pointlessly. Or might a keylogger have been installed?

    Dunno - anyway, I have reinstalled; switched off VNC and its ports; and installed and configured fail2ban. Hopefully, I should be reasonably safe now!

    Michael

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    Re: I've been hacked

    Once someone has access to a system, you don't know what they could have done unless you do a forensic analysis. A reinstall is easier to do.
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    Re: I've been hacked

    Ignore this post. I'm going blind.
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    Re: I've been hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelneath View Post
    I've reinstalled on my root partition, as advised. Thanks for your advice. I do think that they were just trying to do a quick transfer that would be associated with my IP rather that their own. That seemed to be their purpose, rather than messing up my system pointlessly. Or might a keylogger have been installed?

    Dunno - anyway, I have reinstalled; switched off VNC and its ports; and installed and configured fail2ban. Hopefully, I should be reasonably safe now!

    Michael
    I'll just mention fail2ban is for servers that run services like FTP, and isn't really beneficial to desktops/laptops. You should also focus on browser configuration and apparmor, the wikis will have help.
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    Re: I've been hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Better yet, don't use VNC.
    +1.

    There is a version of VNC that uses encryption, but sadly it works on Windows and not on Ubuntu.

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