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Shutting down

Shutting down

Posted Mar 8, 2007 23:53 UTC (Thu) by blujay (guest, #39961)
In reply to: Hunting for Rootkits by drag
Parent article: Hunting for Rootkits

Sometimes it might be a good idea to use the SysReq keys to remount partitions read-only, sync, and then shutdown or reboot. Since those commands go directly to the kernel, they would work unless the rootkit was on the kernel level, and might help prevent lost data.

They can also be helpful if X locks up your screen or keyboard.

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