This week, a custom Linux distro dubbed “Anonymous OS” was released, filled with tools designed to help you finally hack the gibson. It was all running on a modified version of Ubuntu. Now, AnonOps have taken to Twitter to say that the OS is fake, and “wrapped in trojans”.
In response, those behind Anonymous OS took to their Tumblr page saying that the tweet was misleading:
The #anonops on their twitter account say “That Anonymous-OS is wrapped in trojans.”
Please people… in our world, in Linux and opensource world, there is not virus.
If any user believe that Anonymous-OS “is wrapped in trojans” or “backdoored OS by any Law enforcement Company or Hacker” please don’t download it!
But don’t mislead the world that Linux is dangerous and has trojans!
In the flurry of broken English and poor grammar, does it really matter who's right or wrong? It seems odd that AnonOps would claim that a Linux distro is “wrapped with trojans” when the OS is typically free of the exploits that plague other operating systems like Windows. Having said that, you are downloading an unofficial build of Linux by an anonymous group of individuals without really knowing what has been written into the OS.
As always, we suggest you exercise caution if you are tempted to download the build, although you’re probably better off leaving it alone. Not too long ago several individuals from hacker group LulzSec were arrested by the FBI after the leader, Sabu, was caught and began providing the bureau with inside information to bring the group down.
[via The Verge]