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MS NBC: Trojan horse imposter invades Unix

Jan 23, 1999, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])

Yesterday, Linux Today posted two articles related to this security problem:

CERT outputs advisory on TCP Wrappers

Wietse Venema's post to BUGTRAQ about the topic.

MS NBC caught wiff of the story, and posted their own rendition of the event.

"Unix system administrators who downloaded and installed the popular TCP Wrappers software in the past 24 hours may have unknowingly opened the door for hackers to their networks. The popular Unix administrative tool, available free from many FTP sites, has been replaced in some cases by a look-alike program that's really a Trojan horse, officials from the Computer Emergency Response Team organization confirmed Thursday night."

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