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Linux Mint Hacked
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As some of you know at this point, the Linux OS maker Linux Mint was hacked on 20 Feb. 2016. It hasn't been posted been posted how the hack occurred at this time, but what is known is that compromised ISOs for the OS were uploaded. These ISOs include backdoors that a hacker group intended to exploit. 

Full post on the matter can be found here: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994

If you downloaded an ISO anytime recently around 20th Feb. 2016 you should check your ISO against the MD5 hashes.


Hash codes as per Linux Mint:
Code:
6e7f7e03500747c6c3bfece2c9c8394f  linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-32bit.iso
e71a2aad8b58605e906dbea444dc4983  linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso
30fef1aa1134c5f3778c77c4417f7238  linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-nocodecs-32bit.iso
3406350a87c201cdca0927b1bc7c2ccd  linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-nocodecs-64bit.iso
df38af96e99726bb0a1ef3e5cd47563d  linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-oem-64bit.iso




How to check your ISOs with windows:

1. Open up cmd prompt via Windows key + r. 
2. Type: 

Code:
certutil -hashfile downloads/path/linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-32bit.iso MD5 
3. Verify the hash posted against the ones listed above.
4. If they don't match delete the ISO, and redownload. 


How to check your ISOs on Linux:
 
1. Open up terminal. 
2. Type: 

Code:
md5sum downloads/path/linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-32bit.iso 
3. Verify the hash posted against the ones listed above.
4. If they don't match delete the ISO, and redownload. 



How to check your ISOs on Mac: 

1. Open up terminal. 
2. Type: 

Code:
md5 downloads/path/linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-32bit.iso 
3. Verify the hash posted against the ones listed above.
4. If they don't match delete the ISO, and redownload. 
Enjoy! Heart
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Continuation is that the forum was also hacked, all users on Linux Mint's Forum should change there password. If the password is in use on other sites, they should also be changed there.
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