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#1 2012-10-05 14:16:21

teateawhy
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[Nevermind]German university servers hacked

Yesterday it was announced a series of university servers in Germany have been hacked.
( Sorry for German link , could not find another. )
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ … 22857.html
Some of them also host pacman mirrors, like for example the university of Göttingen which was the fastest and highest rated mirror back when i have updated the mirrorlist.
http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Heidelberg, Freiburg and Berlin were hacked, too , but i do not know if they host archlinux mirrors.
If you have information on the subject please leave a note.

Last edited by teateawhy (2012-10-05 20:56:36)

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#2 2012-10-05 14:20:54

karol
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Re: [Nevermind]German university servers hacked

English version (not sure if the same content) http://www.h-online.com/security/news/i … 24116.html

Edit: The English language version is pretty similar but not identical.

@teateawhy
The link to the English version is at the bottom of the German text.

Last edited by karol (2012-10-05 14:26:27)

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#3 2012-10-05 14:31:27

bernarcher
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Re: [Nevermind]German university servers hacked

Not really a Pacman issue. Moving to Arch Discussion.


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#4 2012-10-05 15:16:34

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Re: [Nevermind]German university servers hacked

If the hackers modified any packages, they'll fail to verify when pacman checks them with the packager keys. So unless you bypass the key checks (either by turning checking off in pacman.conf, or by manually installing packages with -U), you don't need to worry.


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#5 2012-10-05 16:46:35

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Re: [Nevermind]German university servers hacked

I think hackers have better things to do with a hacked university servers than messing with random packages for some linux distro. Which would be useless anyway as stated above.

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#6 2012-10-05 19:09:28

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Re: [Nevermind]German university servers hacked

If in doubt whether or not that arch linux is hosted on those servers check here http://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/   - it lists all of the available servers.

Last edited by DarkCerberus (2012-10-05 19:25:53)


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#7 2012-10-05 20:55:19

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Re: [Nevermind]German university servers hacked

Thanks for your answers i will mark the thread as solved. Especially to WorMzy for pointing out the benefits of package signing, that was enabled on my system for some time now.

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