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Hi :)
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 
unix-based systems.  

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 <> 
Cc: "LibreOffice, website" <> 
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 <> 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 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).

The only thing that I could think of that might trigger a warning is the included javascript - but 
that is nothing special.  It contains form-validation javascript, that is unnecessary on the 
frontpage, but nothing malicious/not compromised.


From: Urmas <>
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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