[CentOS] C5 : Firefox 38 bug

Sat Jun 13 00:30:31 UTC 2015
jd1008 <jd1008 at gmail.com>

On 06/12/2015 04:05 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Fri, June 12, 2015 4:16 pm, jd1008 wrote:
>> On 06/12/2015 03:05 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>> On Fri, June 12, 2015 3:54 pm, jd1008 wrote:
>>>> On 06/12/2015 02:32 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, June 12, 2015 3:20 pm, John R Pierce wrote:
>>>>>> On 6/12/2015 1:03 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>>>>>> But the bottom line is the same: in both cases you are executing
>>>>>>> somebody's else code on your computer.
>>>>>> your computer is *ALWAYS* executing someone elses code, unless you
>>>>>> wrote
>>>>>> every line of code in it, including the BIOS and the firmware of all
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> attached devices.
>>>>> Indeed. What was never mentioned in this thread is a chain of trust.
>>>>> The
>>>>> level of trust to what you get from your system vendor, software
>>>>> vendors
>>>>> (be they open source or proprietary) may be quite different from the
>>>>> level
>>>>> of trust to what you get when clicking on some web link inside some
>>>>> search
>>>>> page, or on some website (even if you visit the website often).
>>>>> So, it is all about whom and what do you trust, and to what level can
>>>>> you
>>>>> afford to trust, and whether you are able to track the software code
>>>>> to
>>>>> the code origin.
>>>>> This all was what I implied when I said that short phrase which may
>>>>> look
>>>>> ridiculously if taken literally - exactly as you pointed out -, but
>>>>> may
>>>>> make sense if you take into account the chains of trust involved.
>>>>> Valeri
>>>> The more you know, the less you trust :) :)
>>>> Read the article:
>>>> http://www.kaspersky.com
>>> Please, don't advertize Kaspersky here, especially when we are talking
>>> about trust. He is KGB guy (is, not was; the only way they retire from
>>> KGB, CIA, MI-5, and others is dead, feet first dead).
>>> Valeri
>> I am not advertising, so please do not accuse anyone of this!
>> Just citing evidence that infiltration of spyware and malware
>> is far more sophisticated than anyone knew.
> Sorry if it sounded like that: didn't mean it to sound like accusation...
> I'm not native English speaker, you know ;-)
> Valeri
Forgiven and forgotten :)