[Slackbuilds-users] Corcern about sources' procedence
kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 00:10:32 UTC 2011
On 06/09/2011 02:19 AM, Hac Er wrote:
> This has made me wonder how secure is in fact the SlackBuild software.
> Sure, 99.9% of contributors are honorable people with pure motivations
> who work to enchance the whole Slackware comunity, but Black Hats do
> exist too out there.
There is no life without some risk. As individuals we each have a
personal responsibility for our own safety. One can hide under a rock
in fear, or, one can pay attention to what one is doing, be smart about
it, and try to minimize the risk.
A 99.9% confidence limit is plenty good enough for me as I am quite
capable of watching out for the 0.1% of black hats.
That does not mean I will sift through thousands of lines of code (can I
trust PV?) but rather be part of the Slackware community. This
community is quite capable of weeding out the less desirable elements.
So how exactly would you expect a "black hat" to infiltrate
Slackware.com, Slackbuilds.org, linuxquestions.org, etc., and not be
noticed fairly quickly?
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