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How safe are your Linux packages? – Here’s how you can stay safe!

If you happen to know any Windows Server “fanboys“, you’d probably have noticed the smug look they have on their faces right now. Its most likely after little announcement. A recent version of the Unreal IRC server source tar ball, stored on various mirrors, was replaced by one that contained a backdoor. It seems it was replaced some time back in November 2009 and no one noticed it till now! So if anyone downloaded and installed it since then, their servers are open to compromise. So how safer are Linux servers? Its high time we stopped thinking of Linux as Invincible.

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