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Developers take Linux attacks to heart

A handful of recent online attacks on free and open-source software servers has open-source developers looking over their shoulders. During the last four months, unknown intruders have breached the security around servers hosting programs and code published by the Linux kernel development team, the Debian Project, the Gentoo Linux Project and the GNU Project, which manages the development of many important programs used by Linux and other Unix-like systems. The attacks have convinced open-source project leaders to take another look at their security. “It is a definite eyebrow raiser that there has been this targeting of open-source servers and core open-source development servers,” said Corey Shields, a member of the infrastructure team that overseas the distribution system for Gentoo Linux’s code. “The worry is that if someone wanted to be malicious, they could change core software and users could be using corrupted packages.” Full Story

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