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Linux Malware: Are We There Yet?

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datamation.com: For years, one of the biggest benefits of escaping Microsoft Windows was that running a security suite with a Linux distribution was completely unnecessary. There simply wasn't a need for it.

WineHQ database compromise

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winehq.org: I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system.

89 trees missing from linux-next

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lwn.net: Of the 171 trees that represent work for the next merge window, 89 only exist on kernel.org machines. This means (obviously) that I have not had updates to those 89 trees since the kernel.org servers were taken down.

MySQL.com Hacked to Serve Malware

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pcworld.com: The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.

Also: MySQL at the core of commercial open source

Dodging Bullets With Debian GNU/Linux

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mrpogson.com: A recent bug reported in Ubuntu GNU/Linux is that apt-key fails to properly check the package-signing keys downloaded from an Ubuntu repository. Debian has the same faulty code but thankfully it is disabled.

Is Linux Still Safe?

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  • Is Linux Still The Safest Operating System?
  • Some Linux Foundation crack attack details emerge
  • Open Ballot: Is Linux really so secure?

Linux sites fall victim to hacking attack

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Web

zdnet.com.au: The Linux Foundation has pulled its sites offline due to a security breach that occurred on 8 September, which it believes was in connection with an attack on kernel.org.

Kernel.org breach does not reflect well on admins

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itwire.com: Seventeen days. That how long it took for the elite administrators at the Linux kernel project to find out that servers at the project had been breached.

Linux Kernel Host Kernel.org Breached

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readwriteweb.com: The site that hosts the Linux kernel's source code, Kernel.org was compromised earlier this month. The discovery was made on August 28th, and steps are being taken now to enhance security for the site and recovery is underway.

Also: The Cracking of Kernel.org by Jon Corbet

WebKit security holes haunt Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: According to an Ubuntu security alert, the WebKit flaws are dangerous enough to cause arbitrary code execution attacks.

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