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10.7: Handy command-line network traffic utility
Authored by: afingal on Sep 13, '11 02:39:23PM

While it may be true that it's dangerous to download and compile stuff from the internet, it's much worse to download and run stuff that's already compiled. Having the source code open for review makes it a bit safer, even if you don't review it yourself. There is always the possibility that someone else will look at it and raise the alarm if there is a problem. So, to put that another way, if things are equal in terms of the trustworthiness of the source, then source code is safer than executable code.



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10.7: Handy command-line network traffic utility
Authored by: cybermill on Sep 14, '11 12:26:21AM

not sure I get your point? are you suggesting that apple including this is a bad thing?



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