On 2/3/21 5:25 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 03/02/2021 07.53, doug mack wrote:
This is probably off-topic, but I have evidence that my machine has been hacked. When trying to access
CUPS I get a message that says in effect that it is a security issue and does not complete. This hack probably
occurred in the last 3 or 4 days, and I apologize for any messages sent to the list from the Linux partition--
I may have sent one or two before finding the situation. I am writing this from Windows (ugh!) after running
Avast Security on this partition. There is no AV software on the Linux partition, and I am having a terrible time
trying to get and install something along this line. The closest I came is Eset, which requires a 32-bit lib, which
I have found, and downloaded, but I'm not sure how to install it. (This is a 32-bit lib on a 64-bit file, somehow.
Eset will not let me proceed without this.) If someone would like to assist, I will open the Linux system, write
down as best I can what I am trying to do and then post it here in Windows, so as not to send any malware to
What evidence do you have of being hacked?
Reporting from Linux--hope that I am not sending malware with this post!
1. I attempted to access CUPS and got a message that there was a security problem, and I could not access CUPS. (I just accessed CUPS today, from the older system I am now running, and it works. Maybe I did something wrong the last time and it complained--it was quite late at nite.)
2. Went to reboot machine and it barfed. I had to select the second boot option, and select an earlier system, which I am now using.
3. In the last two days have received email stating that an order was received from me to Amazon for a $3000 camera, and that it would be delivered Wednesday, along with a phone number to cancel the order. I did not place such an order, and called Amazon to straighten this out, which they did. It had my full name on it. I forget if it had my house address. Then I got an email for something--I forget what--that would renew annually at a cost of $500, again with a phone number to cancel. I deleted it. Wrote it up on Kate, but apparently Windows Kate file is not readable from Linux.
So maybe this version of the OS is not hacked--I hope not--but that's the story. Would still like to install Eset AV program, which requires glibc locale-32bit. This is supposed to be available at https://opensuse.pkgs.org/tumbleweed/opensuse-oss-x86_64/glibc-locale-base-3... but I can't figure out how to download the file. --doug