Enough for it to be a deterrent for applications that are in feeds where the author has to register an email address to submit, and where rogue applications can be removed from the feed when found.
Originally Posted by DrewPre
Yep, now you know why I recommend you only install open source stuff that can do things as root ... then you (or someone else) can verify all these things yourself before installing it.
Besides, once an app is installed...it has access to the interweb! It could phone home for updates to it's code.
It could already have dormant hidden code! That is lying in wait for Festivus Eve!
Then on that fateful date, it launches a script that it created itself that overwrites ALL, several, or just one key startup script......Then when the user reboots...... BAM!!!!!
Theoretically this could be months after they tapped accept on an installation script during the install of Acme Wallpaper Switcher!
See, you got me thinking about Security ... and now you have me all paranoid!!!
It's your fault Rod!!!