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I received the package last night, when upgrading, but found it cause something wrong. So I remove it this morning. What would happen if there're spywares in Linux OS or kernel?? We love open source, because we trust ourselves more than someone else.
I received the package last night, when upgrading, but found it cause something wrong.
then don't you dare explain us what it was that went wrong then. It might help someone explain the problem.
No, seriously: If you report a problem with some piece of software, please specify the alleged problem as detailed as possible. I can't imagine what you experienced and thought was wrong.
Originally Posted by touch21st
What would happen if there're spywares in Linux OS or kernel?? We love open source, because we trust ourselves more than someone else.
<smartassmode>Linux OS is the kernel.</smartassmode>
Of course we trust ourselves more than anyone. But anyway, if an intruder really managed to taint the central repositories of some Linux distro, he or she would have found a superior way to get their malware into thousands of running systems. I really hope the maintainers of contemporary Linux distros are good at making their servers reasonably safe.
kernel.org was hacked (as in rooted) a couple of years back. here is an explanations why the kernel itself was considered safe. The author is a well known kernel developer who travels regularly to conferences, including here in Australia.