Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 21:38 UTC, submitted by whorider
Privacy, Security, Encryption This news is already a week old, but it only got submitted to us today, and I didn't notice it all. As it turns out, two malicious software packages had been uploaded to, masquerading as valid .deb packages (a GNOME screensaver and theme, respectively).
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by google_ninja on Wed 16th Dec 2009 22:03 UTC
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I remember someone talking about something similar ages ago on a forum (but he was talking about using desktop shortcuts, not themes), it was more just as a theoretical way to do malware on linux. I wonder if it is the same guy....

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