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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RE: Comment by flanque
by kragil on Tue 15th Jun 2010 07:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
kragil
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Well this is neither a Windows 7 or a Linux problem. This is just a problem of a compromised web server and not securing the integrity of your sources PERIOD

Everything I read about this issue was very misinformed.
First of all they say that this only affected Linux. Not true. If you compiled the source on Windows you have the same problems. Only if you used the windows binaries you were safe.
The only way this affected Linux (distros) was that Gentoo used the source for its package. Other major distros were not affected.

What I see here is Windows people knowing (or pretending to know) very little about open source and trying to make it look bad.

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