CRON Appears to Start Itself!
Posted on 2002-04-17
The system is an HP 715 running under HP-UX 10.20. The CRON in question is run via an account created specially for this purpose. In other words, I don't run, or have access to, it under root.
Several times now, I have found crontabs running that I had disabled via crontab -r and verified were down with crontab -l. This is odd, to say the least.
Is there some kind of bug/glitch in the OS that would cause/allow this to happen, or should I start suspecting that someone is hacking in for a bit of fun?