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SourceForge Outlines Nature of Shell Server Compromise

May 31, 2001, 16:42 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by moorman)

SourceForge has posted details on the compromise that led to cracks of several sites, including,, and

"This notice contains official details provided by the team. On Tuesday, 22 May, 2001, the security was compromised on one of the project shell servers. Security and data integrity has since been restored and services are currently online and functioning properly.

This compromise affected one of the project shell servers. staff detected this intrusion and promptly took the compromised system offline for further analysis. At that time, notification was provided to end-users that shell services had been taken offline pending completion of an unplanned event. firmly supports the use of security-enhancing tools and and proper security practices. All site users are provided with SSL-protected access to the site. All users of the project services provides; including shell services, CVS services, and compile farm services; are required to use the SSH (Secure SHell) cryptographically-enhanced communications suite in using these services."

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