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Intrusion detection team denies Trojan claim

The Snort intrusion detection system does not have a back door for intruders, says the program’s author. The author of Snort, an open-source Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Martin Roesch, has dismissed as untrue claims the software was ‘trojaned’ by attackers. Roesch, who is also the chief technology officer of US-based IDS company Sourcefire, moved quickly to quell rumours in the security community that a hacking group had managed to insert back-door code into the Snort source-code repository. Full Story

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