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Re^3: Malware on CPAN

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jun 20, 2012 at 07:36 UTC ( #977244=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Malware on CPAN
in thread Malware on CPAN

There is one thing still on CPAN which could be used for perl rootkits

If that's a real threat (and not just FUD), you should contact modules@perl.org to discuss it, and maybe request removal of that file.


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Re^4: Malware on CPAN
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 20, 2012 at 08:58 UTC

    Well, I already raised the issue once in opinions on, feel free to take it up :)

      Feel free to actually link to the post you want people to look at.

        No thanks, I said I didn't want to promote the module, and that post mentions it by name and links to it. Its a root post by me with two ::, its on the bottom of the first results page. Feel free to link to it if you like.

      As long as you stick to unsubstantiated claims and vague links leading nowhere, I call you a troll spreading FUD.

      Are you referring to opinions on Win32::Process::Hide, and think it's bad because hiding processes is what some malware does?

      If yes, I must say that it's a tool, and there may well be legitimate use cases. Just like port scanners, which are sometimes slammed as "hacker tools", but really useful in practice. At the very least the module is not malicious in the sense that it does harm to your system without indicating so in the documentation.

        As long as you stick to unsubstantiated claims and vague links leading nowhere, I call you a troll spreading FUD.

        And I call you a pedantic control freak troll

        Are you referring to opinions on Win32::Process::Hide, and think it's bad because hiding processes is what some malware does?

        <sarcasm> No, not at all, I'm referring to the thing about perl 6 ... </sarcasm>

        Yes, hiding processes is what rootkits/malware do. I disagree with the authors opinion of "its a tool, sometimes its reasonable to hide processes"

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