Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:58 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Recently, the Linux version of UnrealIRCd was discovered to have had a Trojan worm its way into the source code. Even more embarrassing for the developers of Unreal is that the Trojan's been holding open the backdoor in the source code since November of 2009-- not very recently. And, of course, bloggers and press in general are taking the opportunity of another breach in Linux security to point out doomsday devices that don't really exist.
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Catch 22
by jjmckay on Tue 15th Jun 2010 02:34 UTC
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So if I thumbs up this article which part of the headline am I thumbing up? The Linux security issue or that the press are harping on Linux?

Even if a file is PGP/GPG signed, it could still have a trojan or security issue. Lots of software is installed from mirrors in Linux distros and each time you you do it you are trusting strangers and you don't know how many. Transparency and peer review are important, seems to me.

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