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There is no point setting up the spectre of a hypothetical nasty, a straw man, and then calling it a bugaboo and blaming it on CPAN.   You are rattling a chain that isn’t connected to anyone or anything.   You’re arguing for a causal association that simply does not have any meaning at all.   Malice can be done in any language.   In any library.   But a contributed library (Perl or otherwise), which by definition is encountered by and reviewed by a great many people, is far less likely to be a vector for malice than original code which no one other than the disgruntled author may actually see.   There are lots of lone wolves out there, and a few of them might be rabid.   Their malicious tendencies are much more likely to succeed in a “one off” system that only they may see, than by a system that thousands of individuals worldwide must deal with constantly.


In reply to Re: Malware on CPAN by sundialsvc4
in thread Malware on CPAN by Anonymous Monk

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