A wake up call for sleepy Linux users.
The alarm has rung several times before and each time the snooze button was pressed. This time, just recently, the alarm has rung with yet another compromised download resulting in another Linux trojan back door being installed onto Linux machines. As yet the number of compromised machines is unknown however, due to the nature of the program I think it would be quite large.
The time has come for us to stop hitting that snooze button, open our eyes and rub the sleep out of them. Then, if needed, put on the specs or whack in the contacts and start taking a good look at our Linux systems. As Linux has become more popular and gained greater mind share in both computing and general population circles, so have the cross hairs of the criminals started searching for the Linux bulls eye.