Linux is as secure as ever

Posted by jimlynch on Jun 15, 2010 9:03 AM EDT
IT World; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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There have been several stories proclaiming that a recent Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over and that Think Linux is free from malware? Think again; it's been hacked. Much as it pains me to disagree with the good people, they're wrong. Here's what really happened. UnrealIRCd, a rather obscure open-source IRC (Internet Relay Chat) server, wasn't so much hacked as the program it was letting people download has been replaced by one with a built-in security hole. Or, as they explained on their site, "This is very embarrassing...

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SJVN on track but missed the mark... JaseP 6 707 Jun 17, 2010 8:20 AM

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