Downloaded .deb safe?
turgon at mike-leone.com
Sat Apr 12 22:00:00 UTC 2008
Stanislas Breton wrote:
> If security's a paramount concern, follow long-standing Unix security
> practice and inspect the source code. If you're unable to inspect the
> source code, or don't consider yourself technically competent to inspect
> the source code for possible malware content, then don't install it.
If he didn't feel competent to examine the source code, he'd never run
*ANY* OS. This includes Linux. Even if the source code is available (and
it i), I'm certainly not a competent programmer to examine everything
from the kernel on upwards,to things like Fireforx and OpenOffice. Since
I'm not technically competent to inspect the source code for possible
malware, then I wouldn't run Linux.
By the practices you advocate above, I take it then that you've examined
all the source code of every application that you have installed? :-)
(I'm only teasing, but doing so to point out that the above is probably
not a practical answer ...)
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