If you happen to have downloaded an ISO disk image of the Linux Mint OS during the weekend of February 20 and 21, beware – hackers altered the contents to infect the software with botnet malware. The version that was compromised is version 17.3, the Cinnamon edition. The modified image file containing a backdoor is said by the official Mint blog to not affect many Linux users.
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.