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Nasty security bug found and fixed in Linux apt

Jan 24, 2019, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

If you want to install a program on the Debian/Ubuntu/Mint Linux distribution family, you almost always end up using the core software installer program Advanced Package Tool (apt). It works well, but security researcher Max Justicz recently found a nasty way to make a man-in-the-middle attack on apt.

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