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Re: [ #1502445] GNU Octave website hacked and links replaced with

From: Nicholas Jankowski
Subject: Re: [ #1502445] GNU Octave website hacked and links replaced with trojan-containing installer??
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 10:55:52 -0500

On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 10:32 AM Nicholas Jankowski <address@hidden> wrote:
I just checked that the installer from with the .sig file from, and it checks out, so I assume this is a case of a false positive on Symantec's part. Right?

yes, there have been a few discussions here and on the maintainers email list over the past couple weeks since the latest Octave release.  v5.2.0_1 has a file libsqlite3-0.dll that has been setting off Trojan false positives.  (v5.1.0 and 5.2.0 don't have this issue).

While some of us have submitted the file for whitelisting with some providers (McAfee was the biggest name so far), that obviously has yet to have occurred.

FYI I just submitted the zip file and dll to Symantec false positive reporting at 

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