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11 September 2011, 13:01

Security breach at Linux Foundation

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Linux Foundation logo The Linux Foundation has mailed users of the and sites informing them that they discovered a security breach on 8 September which "may have compromised your username, password, email address and other information". The Foundation says that it believes the breach is connected to the security breach at at the start of September.

The Linux Foundation's servers, and, and services associated with them such as Open Printing, Linux Mark and Foundation events, are all offline while the administrators perform a complete re-install on the systems. In the meantime the Foundation is advising users to regard any passwords and SSH keys used on these sites as compromised, and they should be immediately changed if they were used on other sites.

The Foundation says it is also auditing the compromised systems as part of an investigation working with authorities in the US and Europe and it will announce any further information on the temporary web sites it has set up at the and addresses.


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