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    Attempted attack on Linux kernel foiled

    An unknown intruder attempted to insert a Trojan horse program into the code of the next version of the Linux kernel, stored at a publicly accessible database

    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5103670.html

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    That could have been ugly, good thing they had file integrity checking software in place.
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    Yea that is pretty friggin low. I hope they find that guy and beat him with a bag of oranges.
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    I am sure they will find who ever done it. But the only question remains is what are they going to do when they find the person who did it?

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    Originally posted here by DeadAddict
    I am sure they will find who ever done it. But the only question remains is what are they going to do when they find the person who did it?
    I'd give them 10 years in the electric chair.

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    Originally posted here by steve.milner


    I'd give them 10 years in the electric chair.

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    lol. I think they might be pretty crispy after the first 10 minutes.
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    Hmm not a bad idea but I think 15 years or more would be sufficient. but on the other hand There are worse things that could be brought in to make it more enjoyable for who ever is throwing the switch

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    It would have been bad at first no doubt, but the beauty of Linux lies in it's open source and continuous development. The tampering would have been discovered relatively quickly, and a patch finished within a matter of hours.

    Linux is unstoppable.

    One of my Linux boxes has been running for 23 days straight and hasn't slowed a bit. w00t.

    As for whoever attempted to perpetrate this heinous crime, they should be forced to run Windows 95 with no updates for the rest of their lives. lol.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    Originally posted here by D0pp139an93r


    As for whoever attempted to perpetrate this heinous crime, they should be forced to run Windows 95 with no updates for the rest of their lives. lol.
    Forget Win95 make run WinME
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    Bah Windows 3.1 Muhahaha

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