Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Feb 2016 11:04 UTC

Over the weekend, news broke that Linux Mint's servers were compromised, and ISO images were replaced by compromised versions with a backdoor. Everything was made public, and int responded in the only way they could: disclosure, site taken down.

Sadly, it turns out that Linux Mint has somewhat of a bad name when it comes to security.

To conclude, I do not think that the Mint developers deliver professional work. Their distribution is more a crude hack of existing Debian-based distributions. They make fundamental mistakes and put their users at risk, both in the sense of data security as well as licensing issues.

I would therefore highly discourage anyone using Linux Mint until Mint developers have changed their fundamental philosophy and resolved these issues.

Let's hope this issue raises a number of red flags for the Mint team so they can start to take steps to better the situation.

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RE: Mint Trolls Amass their Armies
by pepa on Tue 23rd Feb 2016 05:37 UTC in reply to "Mint Trolls Amass their Armies"
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Yes, I've felt all the praise most of the time was over the top, but indeed, this amount of negativity is also unwarranted, and moreover, unhelpful. Rather offer some constructive criticism, rather than to kick a project when it's down, that's downright disheartening and discouraging.

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tylerdurden Member since:

That's the thing with pendulums; a lot of the praise was starting to err on the delusional, eventually expectations and reality say 'hi' to each other, and then then things swing the other way towards irrational negativity.

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