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Carelessness busts Linux security (Malware in GNOME screensaver)

Dec 09, 2009, 17:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Duckett)

"The latest reminder to be vigilant comes via the users unfortunate enough to download and install a malicious screensaver from gnome-look.org.

"Although the malicious content is now removed, the code fragments left show what the trojan's potential may have been.

"The program inserted a bash script into /usr/bin/ by using wget and then executing the script."

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