Trusting preinstalled images

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by trungpt, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    Preinstalled images are good if we trust the sources :D
     
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  2. TCM

    TCM MDL Addicted

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    "You shouldn't trust the sources"
    "Yeah, but if you trust them, it's OK"

    o_O
     
  3. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    If don't trust the sources, why are you here :D This forum is one of great sources, right :D
     
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  4. TCM

    TCM MDL Addicted

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    What is a link to TPB here telling me in terms of trust? Someone found stuff on TPB and just because he links it here it's supposed to be trustworthy? Does he know the uploader? How should I know if he does? Besides, I trust a very small set of people here who program their own tools and provide them here. Other than that, I trust noone here. Why should I? Anyone can register here.

    If there are ways to verify a download directly with the vendor, it's plain stupid to download your OS in an installed form.
     
  5. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    I heard that files uploaded by someone called Anonymus could be trustworthy...
     
  6. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    Trust can be built from time to time via the quality of posts.
     
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  7. TCM

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    Even supposing this is true and relevant, he still didn't make the torrent himself. So it's just not about trusting him, it's about trusting his judgement to trust yet another party.

    All this while images directly from the vendor are available - or indirectly available via torrent and then verifying the checksum directly from the vendor, which is impossible once the OS is installed.

    No offense to the members here, but I'll get my OSes securely and everyone should do the same.
     
  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    True trust has to be earned hard, it can neither be acquired nor bought. Everyone needs to build trust him-/herself through own actions.
     
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  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    How do I know I can trust your statement about trust ?
     
  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    You can't, that's the lesson.
     
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  11. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    A guy walks into a bar and proclaims "Good help is hard to find! What a pain in the ass!", and a proctologist says "Trust me! I am a doctor and can help".