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Computerworld: Rogue Linux Installs on the Rise

Jul 30, 2003, 17:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mathias Thurman)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"A recent encounter with the Mumu worm continues to cause my company's security team great frustration, because new infection reports keep trickling in. And as if viruses weren't enough, we now have another problem.

"As for Mumu, most of the company is aware of the outbreak. We've communicated specific instructions via e-mail and an intranet Web page on how to detect and remove the virus. And at this point, the desktop support department has taken over responsibility for dealing with this issue.

"But while cleaning up Mumu in remote offices, we discovered something else: We have a growing number of unofficial Linux installations on desktops and servers throughout the company, and they aren't configured for optimum security..."

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