Of course there are some types of attacks and things that all systems have trouble with. Somewhere
i saw a report that Windows has around 800,000 known viruses and other malware compared to
Gnu&Linux's 300. So, yes all systems have problems but it's several orders of magnitude less for
Anyway, i forgot to keep this thread appraised of developments. I posted a query to the Websites
Team and got this response
From: Christian Lohmaier <hidden>
To: Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "LibreOffice, website" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, 17 June 2013, 12:44
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-website] Security Issue?
Hi Tom, *,
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Someone notified the Users Mailing List that "The Document Foundation"
website appeared to have been compromised. Here's a screen-shot;
Note that it's not the LibreOffice.org website. Presumably it is a false
positive but if it is how do we get Avira to stop mis-reporting it?
Probably only by using the "as an Expert link" - as the message doesn't tell what triggers the
heuristics, it is hard to fix from our part, as we don't use any "dirty tricks" on the website.
Is there really a problem?
Not here. Of course there is the possibility of a
malicious proxy (trying https and checking the certificate would help in that case. The sha-1
fingerprint of the certificate is: 0B 8B E9 ED 5F 2A 6F CD 8A AC 07 75 F3 5C 41 F2 EE 9A 48 CB) -
So please check whether the page also shows the warning via https (and when the browser says the
certificate is valid and matches the fingerprint).
frontpage, but nothing malicious/not compromised.
From: Urmas <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 11:10
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: LibreOffice website security
"Tom Davies" :
It is unlikely the LibreOffice website is infected because it runs on
unix-based platforms such as Gnu&Linux.
Linux is getting malware regularly mostly targeting Web-servers for serving
other kinds of malware via IFRAMEs and similar methods.
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