The community will do plenty. First, the author of the malware
would be barraged by a blizzard of nasty emails. They would be hounded to the ends of the earth:). Second, I doubt very much
that it would really get by the volunteers that monitor PAUSE.
They do a great job, considering all the the work that is thrown on them. Third, as a cpantester, I've fine-tuned my firewall. If there's something not kosher going on, I'll get it and notify the appropriate people. I haven't had that problem as of yet. Fourth, it doesn't pay to fight the general
community consensus when it says you too can install CPAN
. After 17 years, it's time to get onboard, no?
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