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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:07 am    Post subject: Tripwire or Aide? Reply with quote

I'm trying to decide between using Tripwire or Aide. Which is most popular? It seems that Aide is more developed by the community, but I don't like how the database is not encrypted. I like how Tripwire's database is encrypted and you need a key to modify it. It seems with Aide I would have to store the database and it's bin files on a removeable medium so an attacked couldn't modify it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if someone has root, encrypting the DB is completely pointless. You don't need to modify it if you can outright replace it; and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Tripwire seems more popular IMHO, but I've normally opted for aide - no real scientific reason other than I started using it years upon years ago, and have stuck with it, because I'm comfortable with it.
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