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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Funny
by r_a_trip on Tue 15th Jun 2010 07:20 UTC
r_a_trip
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People throwing in Linux, people throwing in Windows. The incident has nothing to do with Operating System or development methodology (open or closed).

The take away is that sloppy software projects, with a non-existent security process will sooner or later get compromised and serve their customers poisoned goods. Could happen anywhere, irrespective of platform or chosen software licensing.

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