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Re: Malware on CPAN

by stevieb (Abbot)
on Jun 20, 2012 at 05:27 UTC ( #977222=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Malware on CPAN

...and I've never experienced any, at least with the 'name brand' ones that are often recommended here on PerlMonks.

The most popular ones are community tested. Instead of trolling, could you share with us some popular modules you've come across in the 13 years you've been here that may be infected? That would be the responsible thing to do... no?

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Re^2: Malware on CPAN
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 20, 2012 at 07:46 UTC
    I've made 10000s of writeups but I dont have a memory, so I need your help to remember what modules on CPAN are, were, or could be malware or they phone homed or dropped a rootkit on a machine or wiped out your home folder or caused a kernel panic.

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[Corion]: Meh. Some Open Source people get bought out by advertising firms to change their projects to include advertising. But nobody has approached me to buy out WWW::Mechanize ::$browser from me, to make the browsers launch an ad page ...
[Corion]: ... instead of about:blank, which the modules currently do at startup.
[Corion]: Maybe I'm too pricey. But I haven't received any offers at all ;-)
[Corion]: The ad hits from CPAN testers alone should bring in a pretty penny IMO. But maybe I misestimate the CPC that ads pay.

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