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[2]: Comment by lemur2 - file hash
by jabbotts on Tue 15th Jun 2010 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lemur2"
jabbotts
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Shame the developers didn't provide a file hash for verification from the beginning. That would have at least caught this on it's way into any reputable distributions even if one-off home users didn't bother to verify.

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