How DEB Packages Are Backdoored and How to Detect It
Did you know attackers can modify the scripts packaged in a DEB file to gain unauthorized access to your PC? Here's how DEB packages are backdoored.
DEB files are software packages that are the primary format of shipping software on Debian-based Linux distributions.
To install DEB packages, you have to use a package manager like dpkg with root permissions. Attackers take advantage of this and inject backdoors into these packages. When you install them with dpkg or any other package manager, the malicious code also gets executed alongside and compromises your system.
Let's explore exactly how DEB packages are backdoored and what you can do to protect yourself.