Reports of data losses and system breaches are almost becoming passe but from time to time events happen that take on a life of their own and have effects far beyond what the initial breach would normally represent. Late last week there was an announcement that key servers belonging to both the Fedora and Red Hat Linux distributions were compromised. With this breach they join the ranks of Ubuntu, Debian and Gentoo as Linux distributions that have suffered severe server breaches. What is the wider significance of the breach to the Fedora and Red Hat Linux distributions that occurred last week? What kind of questions should those responsible for system security be asking themselves in light of this breach? Find out in this informative article.

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