Re: "EvilGnome Backdoor"



Dear Andy,

Thanks for this, we are aware and have looked into it. It's annoying,
as this malware actually has nothing to do with any vulnerability in
GNOME, and will work on any system whether it is running GNOME or not.
Unfortunately, it's quite difficult to reply to this.

Neil

On Wed, 2019-07-17 at 23:31 -0700, Andy Tai wrote:
"malware masquerading as a Gnome shell extension and designed to spy
on unsuspecting desktop users"
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-evilgnome-backdoor-spies-on-linux-users-steals-their-files/

While this is just another malware, it probably deserves attention as
it uses the GNOME name and can be harmful to GNOME users not used to
malware...

-- 
Neil McGovern
Executive Director, The GNOME Foundation



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