Linux users: are you at risk from kernel exploit?

“Here’s the kicker. You need to be worried about this exploit even if you are positive that your own machine could not have been cracked with it.”

“Here’s why. You may have signed on to another machine across the network in the past month or so using the same password on it that you do on your own machine. This is extremely poor security practice, but it is also a very common practice. If that machine has or had been cracked and a sniffer put in place, somebody out there has your IP address and your user name and your password. This is, after all, how the Debian servers were breached.” more via NewsForge

Well just incase you didn’t have anything else todo this week :). Personally all my server are tucked in behind firewalls, but I’m still gonna make sure they are all nice and patched and secure.