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Re: [vox] Linux IRC infection



Hello Everyone,

This is similar to the Sendmail back door that led to the Great
Internet Wyrme of 1988.

Folks had know about the backdoor for years...

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_worm

Regards,
Michael Cheselka
650-488-4820




On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 15:52, Darth Borehd <darth.borehd@gmail.com> wrote:
> So does Linux need a malware scanner then?
>
> On 14 June 2010 13:30, Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 09:56:24AM -0700, Gandalf Parker wrote:
>> >
>> > http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/linux-infection-proves-windows-malware-monopoly-is-over/2206?tag=nl.e539
>> >
>> > Altho its abit of an "I told you so" article, it does support my general
>> > attitude that absolute statements should usually end with the word
>> > "yet".
>> > If I EVER said Linux didnt need to worry, Im sure I added "doesnt need
>> > to
>> > worry, YET"
>> >
>> > It also supports my not-completely-trusting of automatic updating
>>
>> Nah, one has ALWAYS needed to worry.  The article is useless.
>> It sucks that the malware got into the Gentoo repos (but, based
>> on what little I understood of the 'update' pasted at the top of
>> the article), it sounds like it's really a matter of:
>>
>> (1) I want to install IRC server
>> (2) I'll get it from trusted source
>> (3) I'll IGNORE THE SAFEGUARDS to confirm that the copy at the source
>>    is actually TO BE TRUSTED
>> (4) OMGWTFPWNED
>>
>> Note that my opinion here is based soley on skimming the guy's ZDNet
>> article ("clickbait", as one of the commenters called it ... a kind of
>> "FUD-for-advertising-dollars"), and the (mostly lame) comments made
>> by users.
>>
>> --
>> -bill!
>> Sent from my computer
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