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ACHTUNG! Scary Linux system backdoor turns boxes into DDoS droids


Re: What exactly is being exploited here?

If you are running an internet server, you should be taking basic precautions to reduce the attack surface.

I know that default VPS setups are often pretty poor, so if you just set one up thinking "it's Linux, I'll be safe", your server was probably rooted a couple of months ago, right when you put it on the internet with no firewall settings, and a big sign saying " PLEASE ROOT ME".

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