How Debian and other open-source projects are making software more trustworthySep 14, 2015, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Hoffman)
Open-source software is especially trustworthy compared to closed-source software because you can see the source code of the program you’re running.
Or can you?
You probably aren’t compiling all your software from source—you’re getting packages provided by your Linux distribution. But how do you know those binary packages were actually compiled from that source code and weren’t tampered with?
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