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Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

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Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site

The .deb file installs a script with elevated privileges designed to perform a DDoS attack as well as keep itself updated via downloads.

The dodgy screensaver in question has since been removed from gnome-look and this incident was a very basic, if potentially successful, attempt.

If anything this incident highlights the need to be careful what you download and where you download it from.

The Fix

Sneaky dawgs

So now it begins. People trying to sneak bad code into Linux. Let me put on my tin foil hat and say MS probably hired some script kiddies to do this. Big Grin

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