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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RE: The M$ CSI Lead boys
by lemur2 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 23:59 UTC in reply to "The M$ CSI Lead boys"
lemur2
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At beginning of this year MS started recruiting in the US their "Linux and Open Office Compete Lead, US Subsidiary (CSI Lead)" This people will lead the MS strategy to compete and win share against Linux and FOSS. The job description include items like build a solid view of FOSS communities through marketing intelligence, embrace Open Source web companies and community projects and extend FOSS community marketing/evangelism. More details can be see in this "CSI Lead" add for the Ecuador, Quito: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FvMQFdpctVsJ:h... They will also utilize 3rd party proof points, customer testimonials, ads, PR, community marketing, analyst briefings, and field/partner readiness content, as a way to change perceptions in the industry in favour of MS and against Linux. Unfortunately this story is be one that they will certainly fully explore for that purpose.


I think anyone told such a stroy from a Microsoft representative should show that representative this article:

http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2010/06/cyber-war-microsoft-a-...

That article should be fully explored for the purpose of counter-FUD, which seems to be required in this particular topic of security of distribution of software a lot more than other topics, for some reason.

Someone cleary has a barrow to push here.

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RE[2]: The M$ CSI Lead boys
by nillbug on Wed 16th Jun 2010 05:50 in reply to "RE: The M$ CSI Lead boys"
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2009-09-25

It's a very good article, thanks for the link. In fact it should have deserved more relevance in the media than the present Linux case.
The outrageous response to this situation, very convenient for MS, was also commented by Brian Proffitt in the IT World: http://www.itworld.com/open-source/110930/trojaned-app-demonstrates...

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