I agree. Open source and Linux should never be criticized. Any criticism is false and, therefore, is yellow journalism. I find any criticism of Linux to be highly offensive and indicative of spamming from paid Microsoft trolls.
Way to mix issues here.
1/ Should open source or Linux be criticized? Hell yes, if there are reasons to.
2/ You conflate Linux and open-source. They aren't the same issues - they aren't even the same thing. Open-source is a development and business model and Linux is a fucking kernel.
3/ Drupal is to be critized here. Not Linux. Linux as a kernel is doing what the flawed middleware on top of it tells it to. No more, no less. Show me a Linux kernel exploit and I'll be the first to criticize Linux. But in this case, it ain't the culprit.
I can sort of understand people mixing up GNU things and the Linux kernel, because it's been done for years, and people grew tired of hearing Stallman repeat "it's not Linux, it's GNU/Linux" a long time ago. But Drupal has never been remotely connected to Linux. What next? Run Drupal on FreeBSD and claim FreeBSD has been owned by a trojan?
Linux has nothing to do with this. It's a Drupal security issue.
I expected better reporting of an issue like this from Slashdot. Then again, maybe not...
www was not intrinsically better than gopher. It won out because there was more free porn accessible with it.
Possible answer to your question. From the article;
"Once installed, the main Project Sauron modules start working as 'sleeper cells,' displaying no activity of their own and waiting for 'wake-up' commands in the incoming network traffic," Kaspersky researchers wrote in a separate blog post. "This method of operation ensures Project Sauron’s extended persistence on the servers of targeted organizations."
So, how does it continuously poll network traffic looking for 'wake-up' commands? Is that not activity?
Athletes aren't usually renown for their brains and wits. Pokemon Go players aren't either oftentimes...
Since when does the United States have jurisdiction over the Moon?
An algorithm must be seen to be believed. -- D.E. Knuth