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Old 03-23-2004, 08:35 PM   #1
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Gnome.org website compromised


As reported on slashdot, the Gnome.org website was believed to have been compromised:

From the Gnome.org mailing list:
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We've discovered evidence of an intrusion on the server
hosting www.gnome.org and other gnome.org websites.
At the present time, we think that the released gnome
sources and the gnome source code repository are unaffected.

We are investigating further and will provide updates
as we know more. We hope to have the essential services
hosted on the affected machine up and running again as soon
as possible.

The GNOME sysadmin team
23 March 2003
---------------------------------------------------

Will be interesting to see if the next Gnome release gets postponed as a result.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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what kinda assmonkey compromises open source sites? all that talent could be of so much more use by helping to fix code in existing programs.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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what kinda assmonkey compromises open source sites? all that talent could be of so much more use by helping to fix code in existing programs.
Scriptkiddies, the ones who do it probably just to say they did it.. cause they get kicks out of it.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:22 PM   #4
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Hehehe. I love that Scriptkiddies
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:30 PM   #5
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Script Kiddies:

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A Script Kiddie is someone who is "socially challenged" and has very little respect for the privacy of others. They utilise freely available software, which is easy to use, to scan networks in the hope of finding a computer that is compromised enough to allow them to have some fun.
Source: http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articl...iptkiddies.htm
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:38 PM   #6
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Umm. I didnt ask for a definition I just love the word, I laugh whever I hear it
 
Old 03-24-2004, 08:14 PM   #7
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what kinda assmonkey compromises open source sites? all that talent could be of so much more use by helping to fix code in existing programs.
Seems to be an unfortunate trend recently. FSF, Debian, Gentoo, and now Gnome.
 
  


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