Oh No, Kernel.org was Hacked

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    http://ostatic.com/blog/oh-no-kernel-org-was-hacked
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Could be much worse, but thankfully not.
     
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    I would hope there is a redundant copy not accessible via the internet to maintain purity.
     
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    The source control, GIT used for Linux kernel dev is resilient to tampering as every change that is committed a hash is generated. It would be easy to verify the changes against each hash. Each hash depends on a previous hash. If any current or historic code was manipulated in the source data store, a hash verification would show it up.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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