which .deb to install jitsi?

Christopher christopher.lemire at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 11:10:47 UTC 2016

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 3:39 AM, thufir <hawat.thufir at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:29:40 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> Consider to learn how to build from source,
>> https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi/src/ .
> That was my take, that building from source would probably be equally as
> onerous :)
> thanks,
> Thufir


JITSI creates a user on the Linux system that it is installed to. The
user shown by /etc/passwd that it creates does not have a shell of
/bin/false or /bin/nologin. The shell for the user is /bin/bash or
/bin/sh, leaving a backdoor to the system it was installed upon. Not
only that, the software hijacks the web browser by adding content to
it that remains even once a user has removed the extensions/add-ons
associated with it once JITSI itself has been removed by the package
manager for all corresponding deb packages. That is not all. There's
more than that.

Christopher Lemire

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