Author Topic: Be careful out there.  (Read 11698 times)

Offline Mushroomized

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Be careful out there.
« on: November 19, 2012, 05:37:44 PM »
General rules of downloading and testing new software that use litecoin, bitcoin or anything.

0) Review the code!
1) Run the program in a VM like sandboxy, or a spare pc with no connection to you ltc/btc funds
2) Review the code!
3)Post feedback, even if it's bad it helps the developer!
4) Review the code!
5)Use common sense
6)review the code
Also, dont forget to review the code!
Mod additons by Sykh:
- Use http://www.sandboxie.com/ to run new wallets / apps and never run them without if its just a tempcoin
- Consider setting up another Windows / Linux via https://www.virtualbox.org/ if you test alot
- Always run your main money wallet on a machine where you don't test anything at all
- Be extra careful if someone wants your money, THINK! If it's too good to be true, it most likely isnt true  ;D
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 10:02:30 AM by Sy »

Offline Jude

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 05:40:55 PM »
Don't forget to mention to review the code!

 ;)

Offline Carnth

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 05:57:09 PM »
I'm not sure: Should I review the code or not?

Offline Mushroomized

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 06:44:59 PM »
I'm not sure: Should I review the code or not?
I modified the post to make it more clear :>

Offline Malak

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 12:43:30 PM »
I was getting tired of those drive partitions anyways.

Offline DBG

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 12:15:57 PM »
I actually think for most users, who likely couldn't make heads or tails of actual code, that use common sense is most important (i.e., don't download a client from a mediafire url, and yes I have seen this done by many people).  Now if you actually are running a service or have the ability to review the code, by all means do  ;D.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 01:35:11 PM by DBG »

Offline miningdude

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 01:25:42 PM »
I think most of the users here rely on the crowd reviewing of other programmers to verify known good code sans malware :)

Offline odie158

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 07:41:32 AM »
I actually think for most users, who likely couldn't make heads or tails of actual code, that use common sense is most important (i.e., don't download a client from a mediafire url, and yes I have seen this done by many people).  Now if you actually are running a service or have the ability to review the code, by all means do  ;D.
Yup. That would be me. :-\

Offline Madstudios30620

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 05:38:36 PM »
Ahhh, then you can use Sandboxie for windows to run your wallet and mine?? You live and learn.....

Commodo Killswitch is killer! Common sense and dont download stuff uploaded in the last week or two,
even if it is on github or sourceforge.

Offline Chuck Finley

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 10:55:19 AM »
Ahhh, then you can use Sandboxie for windows to run your wallet and mine?? You live and learn....

This isn't directed at you as much as it is a general comment for the thread:

Sandboxes are great but they are only intended to prevent malicious code on the inside from getting out. If your machine has already been compromised (this includes someone with physical access putting a physical keylogger or some such on your machine - although that's far less likely than malicious software) running your wallet in a sandbox won't keep it safe.


Offline v3llr

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 03:08:56 PM »
From a developers point of view, how can I put the code up withought having it stolen/ used elsewhere ? I program in php, html, web stuff.

Offline donschoe

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 10:57:35 PM »
From a developers point of view, how can I put the code up withought having it stolen/ used elsewhere ? I program in php, html, web stuff.

  • Use sites like github.com to host your code.
  • Add a license like GPLv3 to your code.

Now, nobody can steal your code, just improve it and has to share it under same license and copyright note.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html

Offline AliasSmithOrJones

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
I'm not sure: Should I review the code or not?

I'd have someone else review the code so they get the internet cooties if there are any!

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Offline AT101ET

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 12:34:24 PM »
Unless its been recommended by quite a few people, I personally wouldn't be the guinea pig to try it.
Not worth risking it...

Offline NixZiZ

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Re: Be careful out there.
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 01:54:51 PM »
Never mind sandboxie, I run a VM on one of my spare computers. :)