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Posted: 10/28/2013 7:41:52 AM EST
I've been looking through different websites and came across this site: https://prism-break.org/

It lists open source alternatives to software and web services that everyone uses on a daily basis. Seems like a good idea to "end" the reliance on proprietary software which may spy on you or aid the NSA in their info gathering.

It isn't an end all of course but it seems like a good step. Anyone have any thoughts?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:55:13 AM EST
Open source isn't inherently safe.

It simply affords you the opportunity to examine the source, and compile it yourself.

There have been some pretty notorious backdoors built into open source stuff in the past.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:09:16 AM EST
damn it bcauz3y. Anytime I think I learn something about tech you cut my legs out from under me.

I should have just asked in your thread I guess. You keep making me want to go back to school to learn about this stuff lol.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:10:24 AM EST
OpenBSD, it's the only way to be sure (that no one including yourself can use your computer).
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:10:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By davisac:
damn it bcauz3y. Anytime I think I learn something about tech you cut my legs out from under me.

I should have just asked in your thread I guess. You keep making me want to go back to school to learn about this stuff lol.
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Sorry bro.


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:11:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By keroppl:
OpenBSD, it's the only way to be sure (that no one including yourself can use your computer).
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BSD is some solid stuff.

How long has it been since they had a remote exploit? Like 12 years or some shit?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:12:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bcauz3y:
Open source isn't inherently safe.
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As someone who has worked in the open source world for over a decade and has used open source software since the early 1990's, I concur. If you can read and write code, open source can be great. If you can't read code, how do you know it is safer?
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