Two more key Linux websites hacked

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Sep 12, 2011
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  1. The Linux Foundation discovered security breaches late last week on servers hosting and websites and other Linux related sub-domains.

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  2. "Git, its package management system"

    Correction: It's a version control system, not a package management system.

    Linux has always been a target for hackers, Linux based servers included, so this is nothing new. Let's not confuse the typical windows malware problems with the hacking of *nix boxes. What does seem new is the apparent negligence and complacency which caused the breach.

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  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    That is correct Caravel. That error is wholly my fault.
  4. Have no fear, caravel is here!
  5. Ohh system hardening does not work on website, This means any one who downloaded, anything from that webiste or visted him, is INFECTES!!!
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Sorry - - just not true. Hardening a system is a concept applicable to every system on the planet and has nothing to do with what is installed or how it is used.

    [edit] Of course it's over engineered to block inbound ftp if there is no ftpd (server) on that system, but harden it anyway and you can forget it.[/edit]

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