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Linux distributor security list destroyed after hacker compromise

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zdnet.com: Hackers have compromised a private e-mail list used by Linux and BSD distributors to share information on embargoed security vulnerabilities and used a backdoor to sniff e-mail traffic, according to the moderator of the list.

Once Upon A Time, There Was A USB Vulnerability In Linux

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muktware.com: GNU/Linux systems are immune to viruses is anything but myth. Viruses, malware are programs with destructive intentions and can be installed on any machine, if an attacker/cracker (not hacker for god's sake, you idiot) has physical access to it. You can install a malicious code on your own computer if you want. No one can stop you.

London Stock Exchange 'under major cyberattack' during Linux switch

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computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange’s new open source trading system may have been hacked last year, according to a report.

Sourceforge Attack: Full Report

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Web

sourceforge.net: As we’ve previously announced, SourceForge.net has been the target of a directed attack. We have completed the first round of analysis, and have a much more solid picture of what happened, the extent of the impact, our plan to reduce future risk of attack.

Bot attacks Linux and Mac but can't lock down its booty

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theregister.co.uk: From the department of cosmic justice comes this gem, spotted by researchers from Symantec: a trojan that targets Windows, Mac, and Linux computers contains gaping security vulnerabilities that allow rival criminal gangs to commandeer the infected machines.

Backdoors in OpenBSD? Reply hazy, try again

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itworld.com: The fallout from last month's allegations that the Federal Bureau of Investigations attempted to deploy backdoors in the OpenBSD operating system are continuing to echo through developer circles, as more potential clues are unearthed.

Feds relax export curbs on open-source crypto

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theregister.co.uk: Federal restrictions will be relaxed on the export of open-source software that incorporates strong encryption, the US government announced on Friday in a lengthy disclosure.

Allegations of OpenBSD Backdoors May be True, Updated

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BSD

linuxjournal.com: It was just last week that Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD founder and developer, posted an email that claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigations paid OpenBSD developers to leave backdoors in its IPSEC network security stack. Since then early audits have found some questionable code, contributors denied any wrongdoing, and the original source reaffirmed his allegations.

Developer defends claims of backdoors in OpenBSD

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BSD

itwire.com: Perry, chief executive of a company named GoVirtual, told iTWire: "I have absolutely, positively nothing to gain from making those statements to Theo, and only did so to encourage a source code audit of the OpenBSD Project. If I had this to do over again, I would have sent an anonymous postcard to WikiLeaks.

Software flaws don't negate "many eyes" in open source

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itworld.com: The allegations from Greg Perry regarding backdoors allegedly placed within OpenBSD about a decade ago seem to be shifting more and more into the realm of fantasy as each day goes by.

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