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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Imagine being the criminals who injected the backdoor code. Nobody want's to be permanently branded as the guy that tried to (and successful to some degree), push malware into the major distributions. UnrealIRCd developers will take a while to live this down but if they find the people responsible for the break in; oh, I don't want to be them.

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