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November 20, 2017, 03:37:34 PM
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Does GitHub or anyone checks those QT wallets before they`re being published?

Bitcoin Gold and so many other suspicious coins use QT wallet and now is the time to ask ourselves that if all QT wallets you download from GitHub are safe? Is it possible to hide some malicious code within those wallets you download from GitHub and damage your computer or other wallets somehow?

Can someone please give me some details about the security measures of GitHub?
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November 20, 2017, 04:11:30 PM
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Does GitHub or anyone checks those QT wallets before they`re being published?

Bitcoin Gold and so many other suspicious coins use QT wallet and now is the time to ask ourselves that if all QT wallets you download from GitHub are safe? Is it possible to hide some malicious code within those wallets you download from GitHub and damage your computer or other wallets somehow?

Can someone please give me some details about the security measures of GitHub?

Sure, it is possible that any compiled program is compromised and could be hosted on GitHub.

They way you trust a compiled software, is if it is cryptograpically signed by several trusteable people with PGP, or at least have some SHA256 checksum that you could use to verify, that hasn't been questioned by any of the developers.

You can always compile the program yourself, and if you can't be arsed to do that, get a secondary computer to install all these Bitcoin Gold Cash XT whatever wallets.

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November 20, 2017, 11:24:53 PM
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Does GitHub or anyone checks those QT wallets before they`re being published?

Bitcoin Gold and so many other suspicious coins use QT wallet and now is the time to ask ourselves that if all QT wallets you download from GitHub are safe? Is it possible to hide some malicious code within those wallets you download from GitHub and damage your computer or other wallets somehow?

Can someone please give me some details about the security measures of GitHub?

Sure, it is possible that any compiled program is compromised and could be hosted on GitHub.

They way you trust a compiled software, is if it is cryptograpically signed by several trusteable people with PGP, or at least have some SHA256 checksum that you could use to verify, that hasn't been questioned by any of the developers.

You can always compile the program yourself, and if you can't be arsed to do that, get a secondary computer to install all these Bitcoin Gold Cash XT whatever wallets.

Yeah I think It`s the best idea to install all shitcoin stuff in a separate computer.

Thanks for the info
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November 21, 2017, 12:27:02 PM
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Does GitHub or anyone checks those QT wallets before they`re being published?
Github Did not check the publisher source code, but you can, it is the goal of open source project to make user can read the source and trust the program.

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Bitcoin Gold and so many other suspicious coins use QT wallet and now is the time to ask ourselves that if all QT wallets you download from GitHub are safe? Is it possible to hide some malicious code within those wallets you download from GitHub and damage your computer or other wallets somehow?
I haven't heard a malicious code inside QT wallet in the GitHub, but there is a possibility the solution is to read the source code or ask someone to check for it. The malicious code sometimes could be in the QT wallet source or could be in the 'Makefile'. references: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/53999/is-compiling-source-code-from-github-a-big-security-risk

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Can someone please give me some details about the security measures of GitHub?
The safest way is to find a repository that has plenty of contributors.



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November 21, 2017, 01:18:11 PM
Last edit: November 22, 2017, 05:29:30 AM by hacker1001101001
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Does GitHub or anyone checks those QT wallets before they`re being published?

Bitcoin Gold and so many other suspicious coins use QT wallet and now is the time to ask ourselves that if all QT wallets you download from GitHub are safe? Is it possible to hide some malicious code within those wallets you download from GitHub and damage your computer or other wallets somehow?

Can someone please give me some details about the security measures of GitHub?
I don't think there is any problem in downloading QT wallet from GitHub as Github is a good development site and i don't think it will damage your wallet or coin or your PC. This wallets are good to hold coin and you can freely use them without any further problem.

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