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openSUSE Forum Hacked, Everyday Linux, and Mageia RC Delay

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The big news around Linuxville today is the union of Red Hat and CentOS which Sam Dean covered this morning. Close behind was the hacking of openSUSE Forum reported first by The Hacker News. is running a favorite distribution poll and Mageia 4 RC has been delayed.

The Hacker News broke the news yesterday that the openSUSE Forum had been hacked by Pakistani hacker 'H4x0r HuSsY' who managed to upload taunts and possibly steal user data. Mohit Kumar said a zero-day exploit in the vBulletin software used for the openSUSE forums was . As of Kumar's posting, openSUSE weren't even aware of the breach. However, before the day was out a post on appeared informing users of the entry. Passwords were not stored on the compromised server, but user emails were available. The openSUSE Forum has since been taken offline until a solution is found.

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