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By finalhit, Senior Member on 7th January 2014, 09:08 AM
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Just wondering, in the history of the forum has there ever been any developers that has gone rogue and put malware into their kernels or roms?

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7th January 2014, 09:13 AM |#2  
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Just wondering, in the history of the forum has there ever been any developers that has gone rogue and put malware into their kernels or roms?

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not that im aware of. but there are so many different devices on xda, and xda has been around a long time..
7th January 2014, 10:42 AM |#3  
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All of them, they all secretly spy on you through the front camera.... They're watching you right now!!
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7th January 2014, 01:48 PM |#4  
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Ya know... I have often wondered about that. Even for open source apps, what's preventing a dev from publishing an apk with malware, while making malware-free source code available? Most folks won't bother compiling and will just install the provided apk.

Scary, yeah..
7th January 2014, 02:30 PM |#5  
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There are enough smart people on xda who like to poke around at things. If there were malware in anything it would be found pretty fast and the community alerted.
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