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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RE[2]: What hack?
by smashIt on Thu 13th Jul 2006 13:33 UTC in reply to "RE: What hack?"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

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

sure, but you can'T compare it to all the insecure desktops out there. you have to compare it with microsoft, msn or hotmail getting hacked. and when was the last time this happened?

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RE[3]: What hack?
by Sphinx on Thu 13th Jul 2006 13:42 in reply to "RE[2]: What hack?"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

sure, but you can'T compare it to all the insecure desktops out there. you have to compare it with microsoft, msn or hotmail getting hacked. and when was the last time this happened?

Probably because they're running on BSD.

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RE[4]: What hack?
by killerbyte on Fri 14th Jul 2006 00:31 in reply to "RE[3]: What hack?"
killerbyte Member since:
2006-02-19

Hotmail migrated from BSD some time ago. It took them awhile, but they did it. They have some papers about the migration, and surprisingly enough, the first one is about why it failed the first time.

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What hack?
by pardasaniman on Thu 13th Jul 2006 14:38 in reply to "RE[2]: What hack?"
pardasaniman Member since:
2006-07-13

quoting smashit"sure, but you can'T compare it to all the insecure desktops out there. you have to compare it with microsoft, msn or hotmail getting hacked. and when was the last time this happened?"


Incidentally microsoft and msn use akamai which uses a combination of linux, windows and other servers.

hotmail uses a proprietary edition of windows unavailable to the public.

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RE[3]: What hack?
by halfmanhalfamazing on Thu 13th Jul 2006 15:00 in reply to "RE[2]: What hack?"
halfmanhalfamazing Member since:
2005-07-23

Don't Microsoft's servers(via akamai) run linux?

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