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GNU server attack raises Linux code concerns

The Free Software Foundation, sponsors of the GNU free software project, said Wednesday that a key server housing the group’s Linux software was broken into by a malicious hacker. The software, which the Free Software Foundation refers to as GNU/Linux is a variant of Linux that is available free on the Internet. The intrusion, which took place in March, compromised an FTP server that housed software making up the core of the FSF’s GNU/Linux operating system, according to Bradley Kuhn, executive director of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) in Boston. Those files included the GNU C language library and compiler, as well as other software utilities, Kuhn said. Full Story

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