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    Re: I keep getting hacked. Can you help?

    This all reminds me of an SSD I tried to install recently. Debian would install, but immediately start having issues. I ran a few tests and found that the drive was bad. I had Amazon send a replacement and the problems went away. Someone hacking a specific system multiple times is very unlikely.

    Have you ran any tests on the HDD or SSD? If it is a laptop, then have you tried disabling the touchpad and using a mouse to see it the issue continues? Are you using a wireless keyboard and/or mouse? Is Bluetooth enabled? Are you installing/enabling any remote desktop applications?

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    Re: I keep getting hacked. Can you help?

    Completely agree - hackers with ill intentions rarely target a single individual, especially the average individual. A CEO of a major company, then yes, but Joe on the street, almost never. Maybe once to get data or to include the machine in a botnet, but Linux is a harder target for this than Windows. Windows is trivial to compromise so is a bigger target and more likely to be compromised.

    Likely, as uRock stated, the problems OP is experiencing are related to hardware failure or some other issue.
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    Re: I keep getting hacked. Can you help?

    Quote Originally Posted by uRock View Post
    Have you ran any tests on the HDD or SSD? If it is a laptop, then have you tried disabling the touchpad and using a mouse to see it the issue continues? Are you using a wireless keyboard and/or mouse? Is Bluetooth enabled? Are you installing/enabling any remote desktop applications?
    How do I run a test for HDD or SSD? No I have not used a mouse, bluetooth is disabled and I don't use any remote desktop applications.

    If I have been hacked then will running the programs on this website show something? https://www.tecmint.com/scan-linux-f...-and-rootkits/
    What does a hacker do once inside? If the results come back clean then that probably means I have nothing to worry about?

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2426424
    Last edited by linux-user-0987; 1 Week Ago at 04:31 PM.

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    Re: I keep getting hacked. Can you help?

    Possibly - a malicious hacker will either use your machine in a botnet or will steal data. A single individual is rarely the target of a data theft simply because it's one person. Why target one person? Makes no sense. I would rather target a large organization and get data on a million users.

    Running a rootkit scan or AV scan will help put your fears to rest. If nothing is returned, you can relax. ClamAV and rkhunter are both good tools.
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    Re: I keep getting hacked. Can you help?

    Quote Originally Posted by linux-user-0987 View Post
    How do I run a test for HDD or SSD?
    https://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk..._linux_gui.php

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