Mouse moving while unattended, how can I check for intrusions



  • A few hours ago, I spotted my unattended mouse moving and seeming to click on tabs. I promptly rebooted my system and removed Teamviewer (it's the only remote connection app that I have installed), Remmina, expressvpn, and a whole bunch of other apps that I no longer use.

    Is there anywhere or a way that I can check for intrusions, remote logons to my laptop (Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS)?



  • If the intrusion came from one of the remote desktop apps, then the logs you need would be in their logs. Since you uninstalled them, you may have wiped those logs.

    Without knowing how exactly the intrusion occurred, or if it actually occurred, there is no simple answer to this. You would need to check all the logs associated with remote connections (SSH, VNC, etc.). And that's not something we can help with here.

    Next time, don't reboot and uninstall, just remove/disable the network connection so that you can preserve the data you need to investigate.



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