PCFormat Daily: Linux back door slammed

“MSNBC has created something of a stir byannouncing an
undocumented back door password in Red Hat’s Linux 6.2 Piranha
package, which allows remote users all the god-like powers of the
Web server. All you have to do is enter the login name ‘piranha’
and the password ‘Q’.”

It makes a change to see a story about a gaping security
hole in a Linux package for a change, rather than in a Microsoft
product, and many Linux fans smell a rat for that very reason
Especially given what the MS in MSNBC stands for.”


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