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 GNOME-Look.org, masquerading as valid .deb packages (a GNOME screensaver and theme, respectively).
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RE: Is it really necessary?
by sbergman27 on Fri 18th Dec 2009 01:38 UTC in reply to "Is it really necessary?"
sbergman27
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...then packages with installers that must be run as root would be completely unnecessary, and the possible damage would be limited to the user's privileges.

Which for users interested in installing screen savers... would be pretty much everything they care about. Their pictures. Their personal documents. Their email.

Why do people persist in thinking that /etc/logrotate.conf is more important than the user's home directory?

Edited 2009-12-18 01:39 UTC

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