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[3]: Comment by lemur2
by Lennie on Tue 15th Jun 2010 07:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lemur2"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

The problem with ppa is, who is behind the ppa/gpg-key ?

Yes, you can prove which lauchpad user it was, but that is about it (just like any other piece of software you download of the internet).

Atleast with a direct distribution-channel, you have a change more people have looked at it before it went in to a release.

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