Remember That People Are The Weakest Link

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Aron Schatz
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July 14, 2006
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Goodbye! Debian's servers getting cracked was partly due to insecure passwords. Another example of why it is good to have strong passwords.

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Schulze advised admins to upgrade their software if they were using these versions but said the current stable version of Debian was not affected as it run kernel 2.6.8. Wider damage to Debian's infrastructure may have been avoided. "Due to the short window between exploiting the kernel and Debian admins noticing, the attacker hadn't time/inclination to cause much damage," wrote Schulze.

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