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What is an "kernel and file integrity anomalies"?

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Overview

This article will explain the ACSIA alert called "kernel and file integrity anomalies".


Explaining kernel and file integrity anomalies

"Kernel and file integrity anomalies" refers to suspicious or abnormal changes detected within the core components of an operating system (kernel) or the files stored on a computer or network.

Let's say we have a personal computer with an operating system installed. One day, we notice that our computer starts behaving strangely, such as running much slower than usual or displaying error messages for no apparent reason. We also find that some files or programs are not functioning correctly or have become inaccessible.

In this case, a cybersecurity analysis might detect some "kernel and file integrity anomalies." It means that the security monitoring tools or software have identified unusual or suspicious changes within the core components of the operating system (kernel) or the files on your computer.

For instance, the analysis might reveal that the operating system kernel has been modified or altered in an unauthorized way, indicating potential tampering or the presence of malicious software. Additionally, it might detect changes in important system files, such as system configuration files or critical executable files, which could indicate unauthorized modifications or the presence of malware.

The detection of the kernel and file integrity anomalies serves as an alert that something unusual is happening on your computer, potentially indicating a security breach or a compromised system. It is essential to investigate and address these anomalies promptly to mitigate any potential risks and restore the system's integrity.

ACSIA alerts you when there are possible kernel and file integrity anomalies. Here's all the information that ACSIA shows you in the Live Notification:

Also, on the right of the above screen, we can see the actions that a user can perform when we're notified by ACSIA when there are possible kernel and file integrity anomalies

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