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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What do you think?
by l3v1 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 07:55 UTC
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Well, I think signing of relases should be mandatory, as well as checking for valid signing when installing. When people compiling sources by themselves, you can't enforce that, but in case of installing from repos you can, so that should be preferred. Who still install from unverified or unverifiable souces, that's their problem. That's all.

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