I just set up my root again. In fact, it got hacked. I realldy didn't expect to be the internet such a war zone and now I get why everyone says "son don't get a root unless you really know what you're doing!".
It was the second time it had some kind of rootkit and/or spambot. I had 130 GB traffic in february, nearly all of it due to unwanted mail traffic.
Seriously, how does this even pay out for the dudes that write the worms? I mean, did ever anyone clicked that viagra ads they spam out to random email addys?
However, I changed my ssh port, disabled root login and installed chRootKit and am fine since 9 days know. Guess thats the whole deal huh?
Seriously what the ****, as the everyday internet user you really never see what's behind the scene. 10 different russians and chinese attacking your server via bruteforce 24/7 is not exactly what I expected when I heard of "hacking attempts".