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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These things happen with all software but the repository distribution method continues to have a low (nearly nothing) case history of such issues; especially compared to other software distribution methods.

Just to be clear ... the repository distribution system has a perfect record. Exactly nothing has ever happened, in terms of malware getting on to end users systems. This particular trojan incident had nothing at all do with the repository distribution system.

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