Tag Archives: security

Hand of Thief: commercial linux malware kit

I hate to disappoint those who thought linux was an extremely secure OS for which no malware exists. There is indeed malware for linux, and in fact, some of it is being sold, and is out there in the wild, … Continue reading

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Speak of the devil… Ubuntu forums hacked

I had only done a blog on Linux yesterday, and there is already some more news of obvious incompetence in the Linux world. The forums of Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution, have been hacked. Currently there is an announcement with … Continue reading

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The myth of linux/open source security

I have tried to warn about the myth that is security in the open source world before. Today there is another big security issue in Linux: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/critical-linux-vulnerability-imperils-users-even-after-silent-fix/ As the article points out: the problem is not just the vulnerability itself, … Continue reading

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First kernel.org, now mysql.com hacked

It was discovered that mysql.com was hacked, and was spreading malware. Shortly after kernel.org, this is another hack of a major distributor of open source software for the linux community (and also hosted on linux). I wonder how many more major … Continue reading

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The kernel.org hack

Kernel.org got hacked recently, the following text can be read on their frontpage: Security breach on kernel.org Earlier this month, a number of servers in the kernel.org infrastructure were compromised.  We discovered this August 28th. While we currently believe that … Continue reading

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