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[3]: Is it really necessary?
by sbergman27 on Fri 18th Dec 2009 02:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it really necessary?"
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A compromised system may play a role in something far nastier than a user weeping over files they didn't back up.

And most of those nasty things can be accomplished from a regular user account.

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