Another security breach on Linux.com

I just got an email stating that linux.com and LinuxFoundation.org got
hacked.
This must be a decade of breach since this happens pretty much all the time.

Now i am asking myself really how save we are.
Anyone who is member there got the mail anyway. Change password if
needed i suppose.


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On 09/12/2011 02:30 AM, JoergJaeger wrote:
> Now i am asking myself really how save we are.

anything may name can (and will probably) fail…eventually…they say
even the sun will grow dark . . .

so enjoy what you have when you have it…

and, backup early and often…

and, of course don’t take silly chances (like running Linux, Windows or
Mac without the proper precautions required for the different systems)…


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

I am not privy to the details of these hackings, although the publicly available information appears to be fourth estate promulgation of the official announcements, enriched with speculation and forwar-looking statements. I do hope that the details and extent of these hacks, and the attacks on kernel.org, are made public in a timely fashion.

My initial reaction was “I wonder what took them [the hackers] so long?” One could speculate on the usual suspects, the conspiracy-theory reasons and the almost-obvious business/marketing/public relations value leading to the hacking of linux.com, et al. The one idea that recurs to me is that the hacks are not actually malicious, absent of theft or destruction, and more of a demonstration of “we were here”. As a result, many will devote significant time and effort analyzing the scope of the hack, leaving the operations and development in hiatus.

The drying-up of new kernel releases suggests this technique has been of some effect. Of course, these attacks may be purely coincidental with recent kernels reaching an enlightened state.

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On 9/13/2011 8:26 AM, SeanMc98 wrote:
>
> I am not privy to the details of these hackings, although the publicly
> available information appears to be fourth estate promulgation of the
> official announcements, enriched with speculation and forwar-looking
> statements. I do hope that the details and extent of these hacks, and
> the attacks on kernel.org, are made public in a timely fashion.
>
> My initial reaction was “I wonder what took them [the hackers] so
> long?” One could speculate on the usual suspects, the conspiracy-theory
> reasons and the almost-obvious business/marketing/public relations value
> leading to the hacking of linux.com, et al. The one idea that recurs to
> me is that the hacks are not actually malicious, absent of theft or
> destruction, and more of a demonstration of “we were here”. As a
> result, many will devote significant time and effort analyzing the scope
> of the hack, leaving the operations and development in hiatus.
>
> The drying-up of new kernel releases suggests this technique has been
> of some effect. Of course, these attacks may be purely coincidental
> with recent kernels reaching an enlightened state.
>
> :
>
>

Usually i smell more sinister intentions. But perhaps its not that
serious. Or is it?
Besides to change passwords etc. But it does make one wonder how the
world changed. Now every day a break in, exposed data.
I don’t think its your friendly hacker but more organized criminals.
Very worrisome.


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