Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jul 2006 09:24 UTC, submitted by george
Debian and its clones The Debian GNU/Linux project today admitted a hacker had compromised one of its internal servers. "Early this morning we discovered that someone had managed to compromise gluck.debian.org," Debian developer James Troup wrote in an e-mail to the Debian community. "We've taken the machine offline and are preparing to reinstall it," Troup continued, noting a number of key services were currently offline as a result.
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Amusing
by JonInAtlanta on Thu 13th Jul 2006 13:00 UTC
JonInAtlanta
Member since:
2006-02-17

How many apologists there are for this.

"Nothing wrong getting hacked... what is important restoring of data back and fixing the system not get hacked again."

"I wouldn't get too upset about this."

"You have to look at frequency. This kind of stuff happens regularly in the windows world. "

Wow
You'd never read that in response to a MS or OS X hack.

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RE: Amusing
by Sphinx on Thu 13th Jul 2006 14:01 in reply to "Amusing"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

Just what exactly do they have to apologise for? This as far as I've read so far is just one box, maybe not even an exploit, possible social engineering or someone leaving root password on a postit note.

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RE: Amusing
by backdoc on Thu 13th Jul 2006 18:09 in reply to "Amusing"
backdoc Member since:
2006-01-14

In the realm of Linux users (or any group, for that matter), there are people who:

1. like to point fingers at their competitors, at every opportunity
2. like to defend their product, at every opportunity

It is to be expected that the people from group #1 will make the negative comments towards Windows and the people from group #2 will make defensive remarks towards Linux. It is only hypocritical if the comments you are referring to are coming from the same group.

I'm in group #2. So, I'm going to assume that the apologetic comments you are reading are not from the same people who have made negative comments ;) .

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RE[2]: Amusing
by Don T. Bothers on Thu 13th Jul 2006 21:20 in reply to "RE: Amusing"
Don T. Bothers Member since:
2006-03-15

"In the realm of Linux users (or any group, for that matter), there are people who:

1. like to point fingers at their competitors, at every opportunity
2. like to defend their product, at every opportunity

...I'm in group #2."

And the people attacking Debian are probably Windows users who are in group #1. I personally think being in either group #1 or #2 is bad as being in the other group. Instead, people should be neutral and lay blame when it belongs and defend against attacks when they aren't deserved. IMHO, being hacked twice within a few years is very bad and is very close to being inexcusable.

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RE: Amusing
by ma_d on Thu 13th Jul 2006 20:26 in reply to "Amusing"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Actually it's pretty much exactly what you hear in response to OS X security problems.

I don't really much care what people say in response to Windows hacks, so I wouldn't know ;) .

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