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Default Has there any case of devs gone rouge?

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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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..
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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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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.

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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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