eWeek: Debian: Attack Didn't Harm Source Code
Nov 25, 2003, 14:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"Despite a cracker incursion into Debian Project servers this
week, representatives of the Debian Linux distribution said the
open-source code behind it remains untouched.
"Ian Murdoch [sic], chairman of Progeny Linux Systems
Inc. and founder of Debian, told eWEEK.com, 'Fortunately,
open-source developers tend to be very good at keeping
cryptographic signatures on files and multiple backups to make sure
that everything stays all right.'
"For Debian, Murdoch said, the attack 'is more a matter of
inconvenience, since the organization was about to release the
latest version of Debian this Friday...'"
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