Earlier today, my mother opened an email thinking it was from my sister-inlaw, then clicked on the shortened link.
The system is Fedora 32, upgraded to this release a few days ago. The browser is Firefox with NoScript installed.
What should I do to confirm the integrity of the system? I’m concerned about the integrity of the Linux system, of course, but I’d also be concerned about any possible transfer of viruses or malware to Windows users my mother emails.
I’ve done this once before after a similar incident. I’m planning to create a live USB to scan the system for problems (which I did before) using one of the forensic Linux distros designed for this, but I’m pretty sure I did something else last time and can’t remember what.
What is necessary to ensure the system’s integrity?
I’ve read Clicked link in faked email and https://security.stackexchange.com/a/17854. https://security.stackexchange.com/a/73660 is fairly scary, though I’m somewhat sceptical of its claims.
I also read various online guides, but had difficulty finding anything specific to Linux and reasonably current. (I think I must be searching the wrong terms because I seem to remember finding this kind of information fairly easily before.)