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Re^5: Malware on CPAN

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jun 20, 2012 at 09:30 UTC ( #977274=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Malware on CPAN
in thread Malware on CPAN

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.


Comment on Re^5: Malware on CPAN
Re^6: Malware on CPAN
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 20, 2012 at 09:46 UTC

    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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