6/14/10

"Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over"??

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Linux infection proves nothing it is one program not "Linux"

That is indeed a rubbish headline. If it was a Firefox or OpenOffice.org binary shipped with Ubuntu, then it would be a big deal. But an IRC server? Something that only 0.001% of people ever use?

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Oops. Unreal IRC server has a backdoor.



That's not great news, but it is one program not "Linux".

The programmers and maintainers of UnrealIRC have just learnt some valuable lessons. There are reasons for MD5 checksums and PGP/GPG signing and using limited accounts with secure access to servers. If these methods aren't implemented then problems can occur. Notice that CVS and pre-compiled versions weren't affected, just a tarball replaced on the main server.
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