Is there spyware in Ubuntu? Answered.

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Drama on the Internet: an article debunking the loosely assumed theory of a backdoor in Ubuntu, due to the supposedly controversial association of its CEO with the US government activities, using methodical scientific approach to investigating binary code with strings, readelf, objdump, and other debugging and forensic tools, compilation, comparison, law of large numbers, community at large, and more. Should be interesting.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-spyware.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. MisterB

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    Glad to hear my newly installed Ubuntu 64 bit system can be trusted. It seems privacy friendly to me, at least on the surface.
     
  3. Trespasser

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    Nice one, Mrk.

    Good proof. I enjoyed reading it.

    Bob
     
  4. Snoop3

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    what about all that tracking and snooping stuff that they added a few years ago? did they get rid of it?
     
  5. RockLobster

    RockLobster Registered Member

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    I doubt anyone would try to put a back door in linux. That would be far too obvious, what they will do however is incorporate a weakness.
    A weakness that can only be exploited by those who know about an associated weakness. When it is discovered everyone will throw up their hands and say how could that have happened ?
    It happened by design.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Proofs?
    Mrk
     
  7. quietman

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    There is the Ubuntu " unity-lens-shopping " issue but it's a simple fix to de-activate it.

    Does that count as spyware ?
     
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