Reptile: The Ultimate Rootkit, Full Guide

6 min readDec 3, 2021

There are a variety of Linux rootkits in the wild, however, after testing upwards of 15 none come close to Reptile. Created by the GitHub user f0rb1dd3n, it is a formidable foe. In this guide, we will install, configure, exploit, and uninstall Reptile.


The installation process requires two machines, one to serve as the attack box, and the…