With over 50,000 packages in Debian, it doesn't seem too unlikely that some of them may contain malware. On Ubuntu's side, their review process is apparently rather superficial, aimed at catching some negligent coding practices rather than intentional malware (I'm appalled by how askubuntu took those kinds of "reviews" to mean that Ubuntu is free of malware)

Was there ever any malware actually found in Debian/Ubuntu packages?


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