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Linux Mint ISOs & Forums Compromised

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Scott:
No need for panic but this is definitely newsworthy.  ~Scott

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994

Update
Looks like the Mint forums were compromised as well.
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3001

rokytnji:
If users bothered to md5sum check their downloaded isos against a good posted number.
Then they will know they have a bad iso.

Jerry:
Wordpress is a joke, worst CMS in the history on the interwebz.
I pentested a Wordpress site for a client the other day, a start up company in NZ. The results would shock you. I wish they'd come to me before going live. They asked me what they should do. My answer was blunt and unapologetic, "dump Wordpress, hand-code everything in php, html and css."

Scott:
Update
Looks like the Mint forums were compromised as well.
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3001

torreydale:
Three weeks ago I couldn't download the *.torrent file from their site (for Cinnamon or MATE editions), and that's the route the news article seems to suggest is safer at the moment.

The "good news" in this is that a Linux distro is seen as so popular that it's worth hacker attention. 

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