Security and Mustymod


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  1. tsphere

    tsphere Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,
    As mustymod is closed source, I wanted to know how much can installing mustymod compromise my security.
    Could he, for example, put something in it to log my passwords etc. How much trust am I actually putting into this guy by installing this?

    I wanted to know as it seems to be in pretty usable shape, but I don't know if I want to take my chance with installing something which could be malicious.
     

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  2. informale

    informale Well-Known Member

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    He could.
     
  3. frostering

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  4. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member

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    very unlikely imho, but possible.
     
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    anyone who cooks roms has that potential but thats like anything
    do you say that to yourself with every bit of software you install even though your firewalls says "this program wants to gain full access to the internet"?

    same thing
     
  6. crow6

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    Musty can do anything and you can't block till you use his mod. Easy - in PC you can hit "block" in firewall. With mustymod nobody knows what is working inside. Till he release source code basicaly you can only belive and pray!
     
  7. dragon2611

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    Sure you can hit block on the PC firewall but often you can only either block or allow an app, it would be fairly easy to slip something nasty into an App that requires internet access to work and most people would allow it through their firewall.
     
  8. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member

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    i'd lock and delete this thread. we need more testers for his rom, and making people afraid won't help. if you're interested in general security model of android, open a thread in general forum. if you're afraid that mustymod who wasted really a lot of time and knowledge to bring eclair is capturing your credit card data and sending it to Istanbul then you have a lot of options.

    i think he just won't bother wasting time on specifying what he changed in his rom. i say let him do what he knows and when he stops then whine.
     
  9. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    whilst your right in a sense andronix im not a sensor for peoples feelings when its a valid point raised.
    there is no reason why this thread should be deleted at all
    this thread applies to all rom cookers and people need to actually understand it.
    we are not the government, we should not be hiding information from people

    mustymod dev knows this, its obvious hes going to have these questions raised. if it deters him from a project as some people have a few secuirity concerns then id be absolutely shocked.
     
  10. mrqs

    mrqs Well-Known Member

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    unlike the government, which definitely should be hiding information from people [​IMG]
     
  11. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Rasta, how about sticky it? We need to warn people not to install possible malware. :)
     
  12. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    it doesnt need stickying either, its just a question.

    sometmes andronix you are one of the most helpfull people about then othertimes you have an attitude. i dont get you at all

    nobody is saying dont install it, im certainly not and no one else has.
    question was asked if someone could potentially do these things. the answer is yes
     
  13. reload

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    Every closed source software could do this. The question is: "is mustymod doing all this work just to stole a bunch of credit cards?"
    I dont think, he could find lots of less expensive ways to do this if he wanted :D
     
  14. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    exactly
     
  15. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member

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    noticed smiley? last one was a joke.
     
  16. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    its hard to tell with you some times. its the internet, dryness is hard to read lol
     
  17. informale

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    I suppose this may now be closed as musty is releasing the sources.
     

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