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Analyzing Possible Malware

In this lab exercise, we will take a look at how to use only tools to analyze a file to see if it has malware. We'll also use `md5sum` to generate the MD5 hash of a file and submit the hash to the online resources as a second means of testing a suspicious file.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Mar 18, 2019

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  1. Challenge

    Download the suspicious file to your Downloads directory.

    1. Use a web browser and download the file from GitHub.

    2. Upload the file to to see if the file is a known malicious file.

  2. Challenge

    Generate the MD5 hash of the downloaded file and save the hash in a file named`hash.txt` on the desktop.

    1. Run the command md5sum to generate the MD5 file hash.
    • Open gedit and copy/paste the hash into the file and save the file as hash.txt on the desktop.
    1. Upload the file hash to to see if the file is known to be malicious.

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