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The Worst Hack Ever Almost Just Happened - ThioJoe (Original Post) ItsjustMe May 8 OP
Is this info published elsewhere? nt LAS14 May 8 #1
Absolutely, just do a search for Linux backdoor ItsjustMe May 8 #3
Asking from a non-tech perspective. LAS14 May 8 #5
From a comment on YouTube LAS14 May 8 #2
No computers will be impacted. ItsjustMe May 8 #4
Yeah, I got that. Should have said "would have been" nt LAS14 May 8 #6


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5. Asking from a non-tech perspective.
Wed May 8, 2024, 05:37 PM
May 8

The search revealed a lot of sources I've never heard of. Did any mainstream media pick up on this?


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2. From a comment on YouTube
Wed May 8, 2024, 04:54 PM
May 8

Last edited Wed May 8, 2024, 05:37 PM - Edit history (1)

This backdoor only affected amd64 systems (so ARM computers wouldn’t have been affected) and it would likely take some time before it got into Debian and Ubuntu LTS (used by a ton of servers), as they only receive non-security updates every ~2 years, so if it was discovered 1 month later, we would probably be fine.

So, can someone de-techify this and tell me which computers would have been impacted?
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