Linux users in Trojan debate

    Date12 Sep 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3490
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Remote Shell Trojan, disclosed last week by vnunet.com, has sparked a storm of controversy among Linux devotees who are arguing fiercely over the degree of danger posed by the exploit. Users logging into slashdot.org to discuss vnunet.com's coverage have highlighted the sensitivity of the issue for the Linux community.. . . The Remote Shell Trojan, disclosed last week by vnunet.com, has sparked a storm of controversy among Linux devotees who are arguing fiercely over the degree of danger posed by the exploit. Users logging into slashdot.org to discuss vnunet.com's coverage have highlighted the sensitivity of the issue for the Linux community.

    "It sounds like this thing only 'spreads' (if you can even call it that) when someone is brain-dead enough to READ their EMAIL as a user who can WRITE to IMPORTANT BINARIES!" said one user.

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