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Old 05-13-2018, 12:11 AM   #1
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Malware Found In The Ubuntu Snap Store


"Oh, snap! Just because some packages are available to install directly from the Ubuntu Software Center doesn't make them safe. This is proved by a recent discovery of malware in some snap packages from the Ubuntu Snaps Store."

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/0...nap-store.html
 
Old 05-13-2018, 06:07 PM   #2
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some more info...Someone claiming to be the creator of that particular snap package left an interesting comment on OMGUbuntu....

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/05/ubuntu-snap-malware
 
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some more info...Someone claiming to be the creator of that particular snap package left an interesting comment on OMGUbuntu....

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/05/ubuntu-snap-malware
Machine-translated from Arabic yet the creator gives himself the very un-Arabic name of Nicolas Tomb. That is unsual when most people from the Middle East just have their name transliterated.
 
Old 05-14-2018, 03:47 PM   #4
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Yes, that was very interesting indeed...

Just noticed your classic dasein signature....Hope that dude is doing well whatever he is up to.
 
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Ubuntu's official response and a discussion on snapcraft forum with devs:

https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/05/15/t...the-snap-store

https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/action-...e-malware/5417
 
  


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