03 Dec Scary: backdoor in FTP server software
While reading security.nl, I picked up the news that hackers had put a backdoor in the popular FTP server ProFTPD. A version of the software containing a backdoor was put on the distribution server by some hackers.
How often does one install software from the Internet without any verification. Yes, there are the fingerprints, but who checks them? Even more scary if you were the one installing that software on a customers’s server.
And if some hacker ever finds its way into the Windows Update software distribution mechanism, the world will come to a halt (don’t smile you Apple users).
Authored by: Guy