Check for Hidden Directories
Security - Server Security

Check for Hidden Directories

There are a lot of hidden directories on a Linux server, usually they will start with a ”.” These can be viewed by using the command:

ls -la

To conduct a search for these files, use this command:

find / -type d -name “.*”

Remember that there are a lot of hidden directories by default. There also hidden files with two periods “..” which are legitimate. Crackers may use “.. “ notice the space after the two periods.



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