“Austin gained access to server credentials used by an individual associated with the Linux Kernel Organization.
Austin used the credentials to access four kernel.org servers located in a Bay Area data center, modified server configurations and installed rootkits and other trojans.”
See Florida Man Arrested for Hacking Linux Kernel OrganizationThis is good news. I hope the court charges this miscreant interest on the time he was roaming freely after the outrageous attack on kernel.org. He undermined confidence in all IT and caused worry and disruption to thousands of kernel developers and billions of users. There should be some dark cold corner of a prison somewhere suitable for his detention for decades. Perhaps in this Year of Trump there will be found a way to give him a slow and painful public execution. Perhaps Trump could balance the budget by charging access to the feed…
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.