How to Setup Email Alerts for Rootkit Hunter

Previously we have talked about how to install the RootKit hunter in Linux operating systems.

Now to set up daily email alerts follow the steps below:

Create a shell file under /etc/cron.daily/ with the help of your favorite editor:

nano /etc/cron.daily/

Add the following code:

/usr/local/bin/rkhunter --versioncheck
/usr/local/bin/rkhunter --update
/usr/local/bin/rkhunter --cronjob --report-warnings-only
) | /bin/mail -s 'rkhunter Daily Run (PutYourServerNameHere)' [email protected]

Set file permissions to be executable:

chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/

Now restart your cron job service:

/etc/init.d/crond restart