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Submission + - Why high level languages are potentially dangerous

insane_coder writes: "The Insane Coding Blog has a nice story up about wether one can trust their applications. An interesting point from the article: "Not using a high level compiler or virtual machine gives us a layer of security in that it would be harder for one to pass out an 'evil compiler' that would understand what the developer was trying to do and instead have it do something malicious." If you're wondering where your 'evil compiler' would come from, "If you're using a Linux distro which offers binary packages, what really stops a package maintainer from compiling a modified application and putting that in the distro's repositories?""

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