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Eh, possibly my ???dows-paranoia playing up. I checked the connections with netstat, did'nt see anything weird, did a ping to google (sorry google...) and got accepable return times (below 50 mS - that's fair I guess) and
did'nt reveal anything extra, as did
- just the lack of updates in combo with an over active CPU (as if there's an "implant" @ work behind the scenes) got me spinning the paranoia yarn...
Well, if i ONLY take software in from well-known (trusted) repo's, there's nothing wrong, and hey, it's Linux, after all, maybe a rootkit, a worm...but that's "iffy" at best.
Thing is, sticking to trusted repositories addresses a completely separate issue. Here your concern is whether or not you are getting the updates you are supposed to be getting, which is not related to the condition of the software which you are getting. You already took a step in the right direction by voicing your concerns here, and I really do hope you see this through and verify that you're okay instead of assuming. I did a quick Google and found this page. It seems to show what you're supposed to have been getting. Seems like several updates have been released so far this month, with the latest (at the time of this post) being one for Perl three days ago. With the information on this page, package version verification should be a walk in the park.
"Good news, everybody"
(quote from Futurama - the professor)
The system just got a whole slew of goodies to update, so that's good news, then. My "fear" was that an "intruder" could prevent updates to the system to prevent itself from being "flushed/updated" out...
No problems, then.
Tnx 4 the tips - again, I've learned something. U2, win32sux, the update page is set into my favzz to be consulted every so once in a while!