Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 21:38 UTC, submitted by whorider
Privacy, Security, Encryption This news is already a week old, but it only got submitted to us today, and I didn't notice it all. As it turns out, two malicious software packages had been uploaded to, masquerading as valid .deb packages (a GNOME screensaver and theme, respectively).
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RE[5]: Audit packages - Debian
by jabbotts on Thu 17th Dec 2009 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Audit packages"
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It depends on the distribution. I think most of the security research community would be impressed if you could get a malicious package through Debian's vetting stages and into stable back-ports or testing repositories.

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