Skip to comments.Kernel.org Linux repository rooted in hack attack
Posted on 09/01/2011 4:51:32 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Multiple servers used to maintain and distribute the Linux operating system were infected with malware that gained root access, modified system software, and logged passwords and transactions of the people who used them, the official Linux Kernel Organization has confirmed.
The infection occurred no later than August 12 and wasn't detected for another 17 days, according to an email John "'Warthog9" Hawley, the chief administrator of kernel.org, sent to developers on Monday. It said a trojan was found on the personal machine of kernel developer H Peter Anvin and later on the kernel.org servers known as Hera and Odin1. A secure shell client used to remotely access servers was modified, and passwords and user interactions were logged during the compromise.
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Ever notice the server names of the linux folks? Gotta love fake greek gods. Fits nicely with the dungeons and dragons weekends.
“Fits nicely with the dungeons and dragons weekends.”
I prefer geeks writing the code for my computers.
I've got a group of servers named after cartoon characters. And one group named after old automobiles.
You try coming up with memorable names for 50 or 100 servers.
Just an observation. Didn’t mean to diddle one of your nerves. ;)
I have presidents and Tolkien characters.
The good news is no kernel code was compromised.
I named my servers in alphbetical order with names of trees. :)
I’ve use names from Shakespeare plays. What Poser said, it ain’t always easy....
Last names of famous sports stars. PLenty to go around. Server Strawberry is on the fritz again, Herb...
Jupiter and it’s moons.
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