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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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Tue 15th Jun 2010 06:02 UTC
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First of all let me applaud the UnrealIRCd developers. This is a lesson of how security vulnerabilities should be handled. It doesn't matter if you find one almost a year later, full transparency is always the best choice.

That said, wouldn't this be trivially solved with a simple hash check?

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