Re: .deb packages and security
Anil Duggirala wrote:
> I know installing .deb packages downloaded from websites is not a good
> practice in terms of software management in Debian. I would like to
> know if I should have security concerns when installing a .deb package
> "manually" (using gdebi for example) ?
Do you trust the provider of the *deb package? If so, you should be
fine. If you want to take it a step farther, see if there's a (sha256)
checksum for the package.
> Is it possible that by downloading the skype .deb package and
> installing it, I am creating a security vulnerability in a Debian
Well, Skype is a Microsoft product ... :)
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