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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by ssa2204 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 06:19 UTC
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It was apparent that this was going to happen because it's happened in the past, but the press is taking advantage of this insecurity in a Linux app to harp on and on...


So, does the OP even bother to read the articles he links? So, "on and on" really refers to one article, which states an obvious fact:

Does all this mean that Linux users are as subject to malware as Windows users? No; there's clearly far more malware targeting Windows than Linux. But it does mean that Linux users who believe they can't be infected by malware are simply wrong.


Nice way to fail their OP. No, the internet is not aflame with this news. Only one trying to stir up controversy is surprise; OSNews.

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