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eWeek: Debian: Attack Didn't Harm Source Code

Nov 25, 2003, 14:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"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, '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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