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Did you download LinuxMint from Feb 20, 2016?

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#1 Trav1s OFFLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 11:47 AM

http://www.zdnet.com...-mint-backdoor/

 

 

 

A lone hacker who duped hundreds of users into downloading a version of Linux with a backdoor installed has revealed how it was done.  

News broke on Saturday that the website of Linux Mint, said to be the third most-popular Linux operating system distribution, had been hacked, and was tricking users all day by serving up downloads that contained a maliciously-placed "backdoor." 

The surprise announcement of the hack was made Saturday by project leader Clement Lefebvre, who confirmed the news.  Lefebvre said in a blog post that only downloads from Saturday were compromised, and subsequently pulled the site offline to prevent further downloads.

 


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