Malware hidden inside Gnome Screensaver!!!

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    http://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/12/09/2215253/Malware-Found-Hidden-In-Screensaver-On-Gnome-Look?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/12/09/malicious-linux-screensaver-proves-any-oss-biggest-vulnerabilit/

    http://digitizor.com/2009/12/10/ubuntu-malware-for-ddos-attack-found-in-screensaver/
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    hellnoire *nix Technical Support

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    There's always a first time... now let's hope we all learn form it, eh?
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    Original report here:

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2009/12/malware-found-in-screensaver-for-ubuntu.html
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    hellnoire *nix Technical Support

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    Haha, I like one of the /. comments...
    It indeed could have.. but considering we tout ourselves as bulletproof under Linux... the reality is quite different.

    Common sense is a must, however.
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    wow, whoever did this isn't much of a dumbass as everyone trusts gnome-look and trusts that you can download anything on linux. Thankfully i didn't get infected.