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It appears that /var/log/lastlog is missing.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kistler, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. kistler

    kistler Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2005
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    Would a hacker remove lastlog, I have been checking things and it seems ok I have ran a few scans and nothing has shown up. I am unsure why this would be removed on its own, I didn’t notice anything in the log watch report and I didn’t see any type of hacking attempt but I am just amazed that this file would up and walk away.

    Any ideas, thx
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    It does happen. You would have had to have a root compromise if a hacker disposed of it, but I would suspect logrotate beforehand. You can get it logging again simply with:

    touch /var/log/lastlog
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