JabberStudio.org hacked for a year

One of the best IM implementation, Jabber. It's site was hacked for a year, rootkit'd to be exact. I am just about to revive one of my key projects, the SS74j reference implementation, when I got the news. And I am planning to use the jabber protocol as a primary transport to enable service operators to inter-operate seamlessly by just using the principles of instant messaging. SS7 is a specification used for international roaming.

Isn't it ironic to know one of the most stable and 'most' secure open source projects got hacked for a year without being noticed? Fortunately, it's not Jabber itself that was altered, it's the site that hosted it.


Anonymous said…
Perhaps more to the point, it isn't the Jabber server that was broken into in the first place. :-)

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